A Prairie Dragon in Winter

| Monday, January 11, 2010

A Prairie Dragon In Winter
from flickr user glness
The photographer says: Old, abandoned threshers and other large farm implements can often be found on various hilltops all over the Midwest. According to a colleague of mine, they are called "prairie dragons" by some. I presume this name came about because when threshers are in operation they belch smoke (grain dust). This one is on a farm near Staples, Minnesota.

I have no idea how many prairie dragons there are in Minnesota alone, but assume it has to number in the thousands.

Apparently, based on the direction of the tracks in the snow, even wild animals avoid contact with prairie dragons.


Gérard said...

Very nice photo !