Once, while i was in the military, we were doing a recon exercise in Yakima, Washington, which bears this sort of landscape. I was on watch in the early morning when I heard a buzzing approach. A gigantic cloud of bees soon appeared. It flew over me and then off into the distance. After that, the wind and silence came back. I didn’t wake up my relief for watch. I just sat there listening to the wind and watching the landscape stretch out forever.
It’s one of my fondest memories.
Anyway, great piece here.