Longer days have finally arrived on the North Dakota prairie. You can see April has tricked us into still having some of that white stuff, after a long winter, we at least are back to our stunning sunrises that greet us earlier each day.
Sometimes I am standing on our deck, freezing in my pajamas with a cup of coffee in one hand and my camera in the other when I capture the morning sun.
Once in a while I have a morning meeting to the east and capture the burning blaze along our prairie highway. This is Highway 13, east of Wishek,North Dakota. It’s the “Prairie Pothole” region, grassy prairie lands with shallow wetlands, rolling hills and wide-open sky. This time of year when I stop for the sunrise, I hear mama cows, new baby calves, honking geese, quacking ducks, evening coyote howls and an occassional tractor.
Wherever it is, North Dakota sunrises with their prairie sounds captivate me. It’s a moment that I stop to refocus. Often times, I pray.
Even when life gets blustery and hazy, I still look to the prairie sky for solitude.
If you are interested in seeing a majority of my prairie sky captures, follow along with my Facebook page and Instagram feed. My daily happenings are shared there which almost always includes a prairie moment, along with plenty of pictures of everyday life. I use the hashtags #pinkepost, #ruralsunrises, #ruralsunsets most often and you can follow along and add your own! On Pinterest, rural sunrises and sunsets can be found on this Pinterest board where rural and farm blogger friends Jenny, Ryan and Zach all contribute their captures also.
Where is your favorite place to watch the sunrise or sunset from? Let me know and I will be thinking of it the next time I watch from my corner of the North Dakota prairie.
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