Our Escape: Splendor of the Grass

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We're making an escape soon to the Tallgrass Prairie of central Kansas. Our research for the trip took us to this wonderful National Geographic article, Splendor of the Grass. The article features the annual prairie fires that consume the grasses early each spring, spurring renewal.

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The beautiful photos accompanying the piece have us psyched about our escape. We just had to share the beautiful photos as we head into the weekend. Check them out in this gallery.

Two of our favorites are shown here. Up top shows an incredible birds-eye-view in the spring and the lower photo is of the tallgrass on an autumn evening. The color in each is so vivid and varied - opposite ends of the spectrum all in the course of a year. (All photos by Jim Richardson)

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.