Lost in the wheat fields

If You Are Not From The Prairie

by David Bouchard and Henry Ripplinger


If your’re not from the prairie, you can’t know my soul,

You don’t know our blizzards, you’ve not fought our cold.

You can’t know my mind, nor ever my heart,

Unless deep within you, there’s somehow a part….

A part of these things that I’ve said that I know,

The wind, sky and earth, the storms and the snow.

Best say you have~and then we’ll be one,

For we will have shared that same blazing sun.


  • dela7 6y

    What a great shot!!! looks super fantastic large. Congrats on the calender.
  • V. 5y

    I would say this is your greatest talents - landscapes, outdoors. You have the ability to give them such optimistic charm, and awaken in people a desire to be there, right now :). Great work with the foreground and composition - such simple shot could have resulted in so many bad ways.
  • LisaInRe 5y

    love this and congrats on group 5!
  • Tami Loving Life 5y

    Congrats on being chosen for PW's Group Five!!
  • Sanderslelli 5y

    So beautiful and clean!
  • mmc83 5y

  • Dana Bagby 5y

    You could sell this to Microsoft!
  • pixlperfect 5y

    Love the simplicity!
  • NKMphotos (scrapgeek) 5y

    Hey, this looks like an old Windows desktop :D Looks great, though, congrats on being a finalist!
  • melva 5y

    LOVE this..the movement, the bright colors, this landscape looks so inviting..it draws in my soul. Heavenly. My pick to win.
  • Marla DeKeyser 5y

    This is beautiful! Good luck to you!
  • Tami Loving Life 5y

    Congrats on your photo being chosen as a PW Finalist!!
  • Linda Cather Johnson 5y

    Congratulations on being a PW finalist... we all should be so lucky ;)
    I vote for this shot!! Love the balance, and composition, it's so "naturally" wonderful.
  • AmburFayth 5y

    Congrats on being a finalist! I hope you are the winner. Wheat fields make my heart sing! :)
  • Dianne 5y

    Congrats on the top twelve!!!! So awesome!! I read all the campviola comments, so many people loved this photo.
  • Steve Overacker 5y

    Its nice to see a landscape photograph where the simplicity of the design is so strong that it gets the response you have. I love when the clouds hang low in the sky like this. Its like you could just reach up and run your fingers through them. Love the image and feelings it envokes.
  • jody miller 5y

  • Sarah 5y

    How beautiful.
  • tori321 4y

    perfect perspective - perfect colours + perfect light
  • miranda-photographer 3y

    Wonderful photo! And not too over saturated too :) good job!
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