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Mississippian Plateau

Lazy Summer Afternoon in Kentucky Karst Country. Kentucky lied about midway between Canada and the Gulf of Mexico. It's topography is diverse from slow moving black water sloughs if cypress swamps along the Mississippi River to cool Canadian mixed coniferous-deciduous forests on its high mountains in the east. Much of the state however is comprised of a gently rolling plain with little surface drainage and is dotted by scattered to numerous sinkholes and cave systems. This is the Pennyruoe Plain also called the Mississippian Platray because underneath the farms and forests lie thick beds of limestone laid down in the Mississippian geological period. These limestones are as much as 1,000 feet thick and are heavy bedded and resistant to erosion. Where sold are thin, unique xerophytic ecological communities develop such as glades and grasslands. Mostly this area is under agriculture, the bright red lateritic soils given over to corn, soybeans and in the far west cotton. Interspersed with the farms are rolling uplands carted with oak-hickory woods and prairies. Thus capture comes from Hardin County, near Fort Knox very near the edge of the district where the plateau gives way to wet gummy lowlands on oil shales. This drip of some 500-1000 feet is called Muldraugh's Hill in this region and if you look off into the distance, where the measures give way to dark forest, you may be able to discern a slight drop marking the edge of that hill. Check This Out Taking Photos Enjoying Life Muldraugh's Hill Mississippian Plateau Pennyrile From My Point Of View Landscape Landscape_Collection Landscape_photography Rural Scene Rural America This Week On Eyeem Showcase June Malephotographerofthemonth Nature Photography Natural Beauty The Great Outdoors - 2016 EyeEm Awards