Prairie Fantasy (Mary Leaf)
Level: Late Intermediate
Nature never fails to inspire me! When I first moved to North Dakota from Washington State, I missed the trees, the mountains, and the winding roads. On a visit to Washington years later, I began to realize just how much the prairie, with its rolling hills, wide-open vistas, and curious buttes, had changed me. The undisturbed landscape creates an island of calmness and tranquility. Breathing the clean air, listening to the meadowlark, and experiencing the serenity this creates, gives rise to reflections of those who walked here before us. Their essence remains, and calls us to enjoy and appreciate this land that they loved. This piece was written especially for our little grandson, Brendan, who will be raised to love and appreciate, and to walk here after us.