The May/June 2020 issue of Nebraska Life features the abundant natural wonders of Sioux County where summertime ‘staycations’ begin. We are enlightened by Emery Blagdon who created art with little more than wire, pliers and a creative mind that his Sandhills neighbors did not understand. Omaha’s Keeper of the Mill inspires us with fortitude, faith and creativity akin to that of its Mormon pioneer builders. We remember the terrifying night of the twisters when Grand Island was in the eye of the storm 40 years ago. We detect treasure in the ghost town of Leroy which clings to its buried cache of silver and gold.