Friday, April 22, 2011

Fire--friend of the grasslands

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A neighbor’s burn on a beautiful evening today was a backdrop to the wonderful reclamation of the prairie. Fire goes with prairie like an old blues song, red beans and rice. The crackling of a prescribed burn is as comforting to a grassland man as chocolate syrup to vanilla ice cream---or red beans to rice. To those who appreciate the prairie, and it would be a magical dream if all Kansans appreciated this fairly unique state heritage, fire is a rebirth--that is if it is a controlled burn. There is a strong distinction. The two are juxtaposed between total disaster and total reclamation—the first regretted, the second celebrated. This short video represents the latter.

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  1. I miss seeing those. And....I can't believe you are blogging.

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