Raw, idiom: 14a. in the natural, uncultivated, or unrefined state: nature in the raw.
I've got this great wildflower bouquet in my living room right now. When I sit on my sofa, it smells like prairie. Throw in a little eucalyptus and voila! - Australian prairie.
Did you see this little blurb from UD? Apparently it's the "epicenter" of this presidential race. They're all kinds of puffing out their chests right now, what with Biden and his wife both being alums, and both McCain's and Obama's campaign managers being former students, as well.
I kind of love that neither campaign manager actually finished; the article points out that one was 3 credits shy, and another a semester short of a degree in political science. Great evidence that it doesn't so much matter whether you play by the rules as whether you are just damn good at what you do.
Proud of my little alma mater nestled there off the I-95 metropolis.