Thursday, February 07, 2008
My prairie home
'...there was something else here that was not anywhere else. It was an enormous stillness that made you feel still. And when you were still, you could feel great stillness coming closer.
All the little sounds of the blowing grasses and of the horses munching and whooshing in their feedbox..., and even the sound of eating and talking could not touch the enormous silence of this prairie.'
(By the Shores of Silver Lake, Laura Ingalls Wilder's first impression of Dakota Territory.)
Photos: The pasture below our house (June 2007,) Rex watches us skate on the stock dam, Thistles in the pasture (Early '80s,) Our barn (Christmas Eve, 2007 - taken by my sister, Vicki.)