03 July 2007

Our Tallgrass Prairie in Late June

Not a breath of air stirred over the free and open prairie; the clouds were like light piles of cotton; and where the blue sky was visible, it wore a hazy and languid aspect. {Francis Parkman}

On June 1, I posted a photo collage of the tallgrass prairie areas in our neighborhood development. In the last couple of weeks, I've noticed that many of the native flowers are starting to bloom. So on Sunday evening, I set out on my walk through the prairie, armed with a camera so that I could capture a bit of this emerging palette. In just a few short weeks, the variegated green has become punctuated by flowers of white, yellow, purple, and orange.

How fortunate I feel to be able to watch the prairie change over the course of the summer.

3 comments:

Rachael said...

How beautiful!

Sharon said...

Absolutely beautiful. I feel like I was on the walk with you. Thanks so much for sharing.

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