Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Storm on the prairie.

Driving through prairies could be boring for some. It could be easily described as a monotonous, long and flat, with nothing to see. Some would stick their noses into a book or snooze away. I, on the other hand, could not tear my eyes away from this natural beauty.

It could be associated with our first time encounter with the vastness of the prairies, but we were simply fascinated. They are far and wide. As wide as you could see. It was also like a gulp of fresh area not to see corn and soy beans all the time, as in Minnesota and Ohio. There was a lot of fields with wheat and rye. The bales with hay along the road and far into the prairies were countless.

To make our trip even more memorable, we were also about to go through a storm. The clouds were gathering quickly and the winds were picking up. We actually had to ask the kids to stay quiet in the car while we were going through a severe weather front not to add more stress for our Captain Woofer, who, on top of everything, was not feeling a hundred percent.
But the storm was gone as fast as it came. And then we had to stop to take a few pictures.
When I looked back, I saw an amazing sight. A beautiful rainbow.
But when I realized that we were blessed to witness a full rainbow, I had to run a few yards to take the whole picture. I am going to say this a lot of times on our trip, but I have never seen anything like this before.
Where else can you see such a spectacle? I was standing along the road, admiring God's art work, and soaking in every bit of color. It was like God smiling at us...

The rainbow didn't last long, but it was enough for me to realize that it is possible to fall in love with the prairies.


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