Describing the nature of the nature

Gary Snyder, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Gary Snyder, Pulitzer Prize Winner

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”
― Gary Snyder, Poet, Environmental Activist

At about 10 minutes after seven p.m., I was airborne and heading to the flint hills.  I had no agenda; just a desire to explore the PrairyErth.

Frustrated with my inability to pluck the correct words to describe the nature of the nature, I picked a course about 600 feet off the ground and followed a scratched dirt road and relied on my camera to fill words to you.

First views:

Mankind having made bales of hay, from the prairie grass.  A valley cuts through the land.  A small forest surrounded by the prairie.  A ravine; maybe a gulch if a little bigger:  where the heavy water of the last few months had cut a new edge to the prairie?

Evening flight over PrairyErth

Evening flight over PrairyErth

Evening Flight Flint Hills 3

Flint Hills Valley

Evening Flight Flint Hills 4

Flint Hills Valley with cabin impeding

Evening Flight Flint Hills 5

Flint Hills Valley with lift strut impeding

Evening Flight Flint Hills 6

Flint Hills Valley with AOA impeding

Evening Flight Flint Hills 7

A small forest at the corner of the prairie

Evening Flight Flint Hills 8

A ravine and the cut edge; dirt falls

And then I spy some old mankind evidence.

What is this?  It is a homestead with a cellar carved into the side of the hill.  How long has it been abandoned?

Evening Flight Homestead

Homestead in the flint hills

Homestead in the flint hills

Homestead in the flint hills:  root cellar?

No; I’m not telling where this is.  Or maybe I did:  the flint hills; PrairyErth?  Away from the airport?

I reversed course and returned to the airport.  My daughter rolled in to pick me up as the sun set.

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