· By Rachel Dazey
Big Skies and Bolo Ties
Nature inspires our lives and our designs at Dillon/Rose and we decided a few months ago that we want time spent in nature to be part of the culture we create together as a team. Every month we choose somewhere to explore, this month we went to the Tallgrass Prairie in North Central Oklahoma. The vibrancy of the soil and the health of the bison heard there is a beautiful picture of integrated land management creating overall ecological health.
Often at the end of the year when we write the checks to ensure we are fulfilling that 1% commitment it is financially painful, but we know that ultimately integrating our values in the work that we do will create vibrant systems for the future. Watching the tall grasses blow in the wind and experiencing the diversity of plant and animal life at the Tallgrass Prairie reminds us how valuable vibrant systems are and inspires us to continue living in the values we hold dear.
Often viewed as luxuries, we believe these values are actually necessities for integrated health. As humans we search for a sense of place, a resonance with what makes a place home. For us at Dillon/Rose, that sense most often comes through in the landscape, the grasses, the bison and birds of Oklahoma.