Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Where The Buffalo Roam

 

 

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No, not the real thing. But, if you squinch your eyes…

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and ignore the reminders of modern day…

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You can almost feel like you have been transported back to the days when the prairies were alive and well, and the buffalo did roam where ever they wanted. 

 

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And Native Americans lived in harmony with nature.

 

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These metal sculptures were found at a rest stop in the southern edge of Iowa just before we passed into Missouri.

19 comments:

Cheryl said...

Tku Jenny....that was beautiful.
Don't you just wish sometimes, that you could be transported back in time.....a wonderful image, and for one precious moment I was there with the buffalo......

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Oh Cheryl, I do! Growing up, we lived near an State Park that was an old Indian summer camp. I used to tramp up and down the trails pretending I lived hundreds of years ago. -jenny

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Love these sculptures. If you ever come to Ann Arbor, I can show you a restored prairie! :)

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Monica, I would love that! I think it is fantastic that there are people who realize how valuable--and beautiful the prairie lands are.

I wanted to take one of the Buffalo sculptures home, but Hubby said it wouldn't fit in the trunk!
;-)

Roses and Lilacs said...

They say the buffalo herds stretched farther than the eye can see. It must have been quite a sight. Your photos are beautiful!
Marnie

Cindy, MCOK said...

Those are way cool sculptures! The prairie is awesome ... such wonderful vistas.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Marnie, Can you imagine what a beautiful sight all those Buffalo must have been? They have a small herd on the LBJ Ranch in Johnson City, and they are awesome to see.

Marie said...

Wow! What a wonderful idea. The images are a great reflection on the American experience - food for imagining what it was like on the prairie many years ago. Thanks for the pictures.

Rose said...

How neat! I did think they were the real thing. I had much the same feelings last year when I drove out to Oregon with my daughter. We passed so much open land that I kept imagining what it looked like back when the pioneers went west and before. I would love to be transported back in time...for a short while:)

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

The prairies are amazing, aren't they Cindy? So full of life, yet looking so peaceful and still. I just loved the sculptures and wanted to know more about the artist. I couldn't find any sign with who had made them.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

It was a very moving experience, Marie. And very surreal to feel like you had one foot in the past and one firmly in the present with the sound of cars and trucks whizzing by on the interstate.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Rose, I always get that same feeling whenever we travel by car. I agree with you on short windows of time travel. In one of my American History classes, we had to read a book called; The Good Old Days Weren't So Great. It really did open my eyes to how far we have come in health and cleanliness.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

I love how you put this together. Very, very cool. I've seen similar bronze statues (this time of cowboys) in an Oklahoma town next to the railroad tracks. Happy summer time.~~Dee

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Happy Summertime to you too, Dee! I felt truly inspired when I viewed those sculptures. It was so totally unexpected, and I could just imagine them being real. I wish I knew who the artist was, so that I could give him/her the credit.

Joseph said...

the good ole' days! very nice, jenny.

there's a stuffed buffalo in the museum under the arch in saint louis i remember seeing when i was a kid. those things were absolutely huge. i can't imagine an entire herd of them as far as the eye can see ... i wish those days weren't behind us - it would be so neat to see the buffalo "roaming" through fields of prairie grass.

Gail said...

Way cool! I love prairies gail

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Ah, Joseph! You have the same vision as I! I would love to have a time machine and be able to go back as see this country before it was built up. There are so few areas left untouched.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Yes indeed, Gail. Way cool.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Those are beautiful!