I sometimes think most people believe scenery must be majestic like the mountains or dramatic like the sea before it can be sufficiently moving. Certainly magnificent, dramatic landscapes are inspiring. The giant surf on the North Shore of Oahu is the unimpeachable apex of inspiration so far in my life, followed by the nearly pristine quilt of Indian fields draped on the slopes of Mexico's central mountains, and the free vistas of Wyoming's Big Horn Mountains. For simple, ordinary everyday inspiration, I will settle for the view along Vera Road in good old Kansas.
|Everything is beautiful in the early sunlight.|
|It took the earth 4 billion years to create this view... (minus the pond).|
|A beautiful landscape in every season.|
|According to the book Tallgrass Prairie Wildflowers, this is Dotted Blazing Star|
|Looking South toward home.|