Rob Rupp

From Rob Rupp in Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
One October evening I hiked one of the pasture trails. If you look carefully there are many things to observe and photograph including wildflowers, insects, birds, and stunning scenery.

All this is missed when you drive by at 70 mph.

“As to scenery (giving my own thought and feeling), while I know the standard claim is that Yosemite, Niagara Falls, the Upper Yellowstone and the like afford the greatest natural shows, I am not so sure but the prairies and plains, while less stunning at first sight, last longer, fill the esthetic sense fuller, precede all the rest, and make North America’s characteristic landscape.”

–Walt Whitman, Specimen Days (1879)

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