Posts Tagged ‘Great Plains’

This is my entry for this weeks “Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Weather.”The Thunderstorm shown is in North Dakota.

Thunderstorm on the Great Plains - September 13, 2014


North Dakota is in the dead center of the Great Plains, which for the most part means flat, flat and more flat. However like everywhere else where water’s imperative meets an obstruction, water wins. Here a lone pine stands surprisingly high on its perch overlooking the work of thousands of years during which the Souris River has cut a valley in and around what is now Minot, ND. The photo makes my more conventional contribution to the Word a Week Photo Challenge.

My wife and I live in Wisconsin, which is located in the Midwestern/North Central U.S. My wife is from North Dakota, which is both in the Midwestern U.S. as well as solidly in middle of the Great Plains, which are very generally the flat lands between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains in the U.S. and roughly the same area in Canada that is east of the Rockies. We regularly travel to North Dakota and typically bring our two dogs when we go. It would be difficult and expensive to fly with the dogs so we typically drive when we travel there. Driving through the Great Plains means mile after mile wide open space with distant horizons. The photos here are a few of the horizons we have seen traveling through the Great Plains and are submitted for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizons.