Sunday, October 3, 2010

Desolate Beauty

Fall in south central South Dakota is not the overwhelming assault of beautiful bright colors against your senses that you might find in other places. It’s a more subtle and barren beauty. The bold colors of fall are almost more surprising against the neutral and monochromatic background of the landscape surrounding them. The deep crimsons and bright golds lie hidden in pockets against the soft tans and greys.
The monochromatic scenery has a beauty and peace about it all on its own.
But when driving in a countryside filled with greys, tans, and creams, it’s awesome to drive around the bend to find brilliant fall colors mixed in.
My husband is always saying we live in a desolate wasteland in the middle of nowhere, but there is so much beauty in desolation!

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