September 23, 2019 at 4:55 am (fine art photography) (, )

When I saw the photo of the Museum at Prairiefire in Overland Park, Kansas in the tourist book at the Marriott, I knew I had to visit. The dichroic glass, the extra-vibrant colors, the patterns – it was all so absolutely enticing. I never made it inside the museum, though, since I arrived near closing time, but it was the exterior I was in love with. It was designed to simulate the natural prairie fires that kept prairies healthy. Sadly, very little of the original prairie is left in America. I walked all the way around the museum, and here is my collage.

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  1. DesertAbba said,

    Wow! Just south of our home in central Ohio are a couple small patches of original Ohio prairie, one is an early settler burial site, never plowed, and another railroad right of way relatively unmolested except for roadbed. Of course, the canvas of colors is not here but a number of rare plants survive. Thanks, again, for exquisite camera art!

  2. Cindy McIntyre said,

    I love the prairie more than I do forests. I need to see a big expanse of sky and forests are claustrophobic. The birding in Oklahoma was fantastic as well.

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