Driving Colorado

March 31, 2015

Pawnee Grasslands, CO

Pawnee Grasslands, CO

We drove back to Ft. Collins, CO from Nebraska along Highway 14, which passed through the Pawnee Grasslands.  This sea of short prairie grass and wide open spaces gave one a feeling of expansiveness and timelessness.

Colorado Highway 14

Colorado Highway 14

Haybales (edited photo)

Hay bales (edited photo)

Snow fence

Snow fence

Snow fence

Snow fence

We saw wide open prairie, wind farms, feedlots, and snow fences.

“Snow Fence”
by Ted Kooser, from Flying at Night: Poems 1965 – 1985

The red fence
takes the cold trail
north; no meat
on its ribs,
but neither has it
much to carry.

Fence posts capped by cow skulls

Fence posts capped by cow skulls

IMG_1788

Abandoned house along Hwy 14, CO

Abandoned house along Hwy 14, CO

Country road with Rockies in the distance, Colorado

Country road with Rockies in the distance, Colorado

Distant Rocky Mountains, nearing sunset

Distant Rocky Mountains, nearing sunset

IMG_1789

 

Advertisements

7 Responses to “Driving Colorado”

  1. bobraxton Says:

    haunting. Thanks.

  2. Elisa Says:

    wow i had no idea it was also very flat!! and dryish looking (tells self, silly it IS winter) Is it much different than Nebraska?

    • Rosemary Says:

      The part of Colorado we drove through was a bit hillier than Nebraska. Nebraska along the Platte River was truly flat.

  3. shoreacres Says:

    The best part? Seeing the snow fence. Putting up and taking down the snow fence always was an important seasonal marker — as you surely know. I suspect it might have been used in Minnesota, too.

    That last photo is glorious.

  4. Alice Shoemaker Says:

    Love the pictures -esp. the abandoned building with the sky on the other side of the windows. I wonder, could that be an abandon school house?


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: