Nature in Siouxland and the Enviroment, Yankton, SD

20 Jun

Again on a visit to Yankton, SD in Siouxland, I walked about taking in a nice day and searching for visuals that I didn’t previously see and actually recognized. This time it struck me that many communities, larger ones as opposed to smaller ones, really try to infuse the culture of both an urban landscape and nature. The two are actually competing entities it seems to me. And many studies I am sure have delved into the co-existence of them so that the heat given off by all of the cement parking lots and other structures do not detract from living in a town.

I saw the two co-existing together as well as they could while on my walk in Yankton and tried to isolate them with just the two forms competing within my visuals frame. Good, bad or indifferent, man does what he deems necessary. I just hope nature continues to ride along.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

5 Responses to “Nature in Siouxland and the Enviroment, Yankton, SD”

  1. Becky June 20, 2017 at 1:28 pm #

    If left to themselves, would one overtake the other?

    • jerrymennenga June 20, 2017 at 3:08 pm #


      Looking at the environment say in Louisiana where the petro chemical plants have killed off a lot natural wetlands with illegal dumping and the state government not doing anything, and the long, slow road of the clean up the movie about Erin Brockovich portrayed shows that man is probably more dubious than nature.

  2. Kelly MacKay December 11, 2017 at 8:08 am #

    good Juxtapositions

    • jerrymennenga December 11, 2017 at 9:15 am #

      Thank you. Sometimes walking around looking for points of interest the most obvious stares you in the face but you don’t always see it. I have visited Yankton many times and this particular day these two elements jumped out at me.


      • Kelly MacKay December 11, 2017 at 12:42 pm #

        good catch Jerry. I find the same thing happens to me. I pass something a 100 times and the 101 st time it is so obvious I wonder how I never saw it before

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