The sender of this postcard wrote that it shows a steppe (something like a prairie) in spring.
When I researched, I discovered the following:
- A steppe is an Eco region, characterized by grassland plains without trees apart from those near rivers and lakes.
- A steppe can be semi-desert, or covered with grass or shrubs or both, depending on the season and latitude.
- A prairie is an example of a steppe, although it usually is not called such.