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A Prairie Sunset – In Photos

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Words by Dalene Heck / Photography by Pete Heck

Shot gold, maroon and violet, dazzling silver, emerald, fawn,
The earth’s whole amplitude and Nature’s multiform power consign’d for once to colors;
The light, the general air possess’d by them–colors till now unknown,
No limit, confine–not the Western sky alone–the high meridian–
North, South, all,
Pure luminous color fighting the silent shadows to the last.

-Walt Whitman (1819-1892) – from the poem “A Prairie Sunset”

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  1. There are no words beautiful enough to describe a sunset.

    I grew up in Seattle and from our house we could see the Olympic mountain range and Puget Sound. We had a perfect setting for sunsets. Now that I’m in Portland and not living in a part of town where you can see the sun set, I really miss it. The sunrise can be beautiful, but there’s just something special about the sunset.

    1. There was another GORGEOUS sunset on our drive home from Banff, would have loved to stop and take some snaps if we weren’t in such a hurry!

  2. This sounds really silly, but I didn’t even realise prairies still existed! For some reason I thought they were from the 1800s or whenever Little House on the Prairie was set!

    I’m a doofus, I know.

    I love the photos. And now I think I need to see a prairie for myself. 🙂

  3. These are simply beautiful and leave me in awe. We’re from such a lovely country! I can’t wait to get back to Canada next month, although Toronto is not quite this pretty. 😉

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