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House of Haiku

Loess Hills

Photo by John Shaw

My family and I live in the Loess Hills of northern Nebraska, near the Missouri River. The hills formed from the accumulated yellow dust (loess) deposited by glaciers during the Ice Ages and then was blown into an ancient prairie, where the grasses caught the dust and held it anchored.

Today it lives as islands of rolling hills topped by cottonwoods, burr oaks, and open grasslands. All of it surrounded by cropland. However much it has…

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