I’m reviving an old theme here: Quotations relating the the Great Plains by authors famous and not famous. Enjoy!
It is a stern, formidable land that invites no dalliance with the viewer, no light hearted love affair with persons who visit or inhabit it. Yet for those who are willing to accept it on its own terms, to battle its storms and fight its droughts, it offers incredible beauty – buttes that turn purple in the fading twilight, pinnacles of rock as delicate as anything designed by a human architect, broad horizons that stretch as far as the limitations imposed by the earth’s curvature, deep canyons and broad rivers, all covered by a sky unequaled for grandeur except on the ocean.
— Alexander B. Adams, from Sunlight and Storm The Great American Plains