|From 2015 08 09 TX and OK Panhandles|
Today's photo-of-the-day is from southeastern Colorado. The natural beauty of the Great Plains as as impressive in its own way as any other natural wonder in America. This area is also ground zero for the Dust Bowl disaster of the 1930s. Driving north through the Texas and Oklahoma pandhandles into southeastern Colorado, try to imagine the black dusters of those years. As you drive, read "The Worst Hard Time" by Adam Johnson, the story of people like Ike Osteen, who recalls how even "the simplest thing in life -- taking a breath -- was a threat."