For thousands of years the Great Western High Plains stretched from what we know as Texas, North to the Canadian Shield. It was covered in dozens of varieties of rich grasses, lone cottonwoods, willows, oaks and drought resistant wooded shrubs. This is such a moment on the high Western plains before the pressures of over grazing and the plow reduced the rich grass lands.
Almost none of these acres remain in their natural state. They are now lost forever.
However, the weather remains as wild and wide open as it ever was. Prairie skies with wet clouds such as these are a sign of the coming fall and a goodbye to the late summer heat.