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Life On The Ozark Prairie ~ A Pictorial Journey #2

Running horses

Hi and welcome back!! It’s been a real experience living out on the Ozark Prairie…not a bit like living in the city, LOL.  The landscape and scenery are very beautiful and there’s quite a bit of wildlife about.  The birds are very abundant in the “tree oases” and we have visitors of coyotes, deer, doves, raccoons, opossums, & turkeys.  We have even seen an occasional bobcat ~ plus, we have prairie chickens, also!

But, what is wild and untamed can be beautiful all the same.  Here are some photos of this haunting beauty of the Ozark Prairie…

Taken on a misty summer morning…

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Misty Ozark Prairie Morning

A spectacular field of prairie wildflowers!…

Prairie Flora

Ozark Prairie Flora

This summer sunset was so gorgeous, I had to stop to get shoot this picture…

Summer Sunset

Summer Sunset on the Ozark Prairie

A vibrant October sunset…

October Prairie Sunset

October Prairie Sunset

A wintry mist on the Ozark Prairie…

Winter Mist

Winter Mist

Ice prairie, for sure!!…

Ice Prairie

Ice Prairie

A beautiful horse!

Horse On A Winter Day

Horse On A Winter Day

Taken during our last bad snowstorm…

Ozark Prairie Snow Storm

Ozark Prairie Snow Storm

Some spring daffodils…

First Spring Flowers

First Spring Flowers

We have some long, straight roads out here, lol!…

Prairie Walk

Prairie Walk

A wild turkey came to visit the yard…

Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey in the Yard

Our resident feral barn cat….

Barn Cat

Barn Cat

The sky never seemed bluer than on this day…

Blue Sky Prairie Morning

Blue Sky Prairie Morning

A gorgeous Peace rose…

Peace Rose

Peace Rose

Well, that’s all for now…but, nice to share these photos of the magnificent Ozark Prairie.

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Life On The Ozark Prairie ~ A Pictorial Journey

Life on the Ozark prairie is filled with many surprises…this still largely untamed landscape is full of gorgeous vistas, breathtaking sunrises & sunsets, & changing seasons unlike nearly any other place.  Check out some of the photos I’ve taken while living here and I think you’ll agree…

Some black Angus cattle grazing on some prairie grass in the middle of winter on a foggy, hazy day.

Foggy cow pasture

A gorgeous sunrise…

Ozark Prairie Sunrise

Some beautiful running horses on a nearby ranch…

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A friendly horse that liked having his picture taken, even with my dog barking…

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A magnificent vista~you can see for miles and miles out here…

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All of these photos were taken in Missouri, just outside of the Ozarks mountains…this IS the Ozark prairie.  A land not forgotten, just hidden away.  Many people love to ride bikes on the many rural highways and the Katy Trail, which is an old rail trail that spans a large part of the state.

These are just some of the pics I’ve taken while living in this gorgeous place…more to come at a later date!  Hope you enjoyed your trip here and maybe you would like to take a bike ride visit someday? : )