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14 May 2011

Windmill Prairie Landscape in Colorado

A western prairie photo of a windmill on the high plains of Colorado surrounded by grasslands. Pawnee National Grassland, ColoradoThe high plains of Colorado east of the Rocky Mountains have a lot of open space commonly referred to as open range. It is entirely legal to allow cattle to roam and many ranchers take advantage of this in the warmer months. Shortgrass prairie, prickly pear cactus and scrub vegetation provide the only nourishment to the wandering herd. This region is semi-arid and windmills dot the landscape to provide necessary water for the cattle. With one of the lowest population densities in the United States, you will not see many structures. That is the attraction for me. I love the vast openness and wide expanse of sky. On this spring day, after my two hour drive, I was awarded with the perfect background sky for shooting this iconic windmill.






A western prairie photo of a windmill on the high plains of Colorado surrounded by grasslands. Pawnee National Grassland, Colorado



A western prairie photo of a windmill on the high plains of Colorado surrounded by grasslands. Pawnee National Grassland, ColoradoWindmill Landscape
A western prairie photo of a windmill on the high plains of Colorado surrounded by grasslands. Pawnee National Grassland, Colorado
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7 comments:

  1. Amazing Amazing
    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I love the clouds in the background!

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  3. It's beautiful, Julie, and the sky is spectacular!

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  4. What a beautiful picture! I love all of the colors and the way you've captured the simple yet amazing beauty of the earth!

    Wonderful work you have here!

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  5. Thank you for your comments. I am so pleased you like my new work!

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  6. thanks for sharing those thoughts.
    a pleasure to spend for your home.
    you have a happy weekend.
    a hug.

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  7. The prairie is beautiful. Have a great weekend!

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