10 July 2008

Prairie in early July



In my opinion, the very best thing about living in our neighborhood is that we have a real prairie running right through the middle of it. This is really unusual, because many, many houses could be built in the space devoted to prairie. The prairie is planted with native flowers and grasses, and it changes throughout the season as various flowers come into bloom.

Not everyone likes the prairie. Not everyone appreciates the untamed look of the native plants. But I think they're a treasure. I love walking or biking through the prairie at different times of day, watching the light play off the blooms.

And if you go just as the sun is setting, fireflies hover over the prairie, illuminating it like tiny jewels. It's magical.

This evening, I took a quick stroll through the prairie to see what was in bloom and captured a few photos. I want to remember how the prairie looks in early July.


8 comments:

Sharon said...

Absolutely beautiful!! I love the seasonal photos of your prairie. Have you scrapbooked the four seasons of the prairie??

toners said...

This looks beautiful, Janet. You are very lucky to have this so close to where you live :) Stunning!

Linda said...

I think it is beautiful. I have some of those orange flowers (in the bottom row)in my yard, the butterflies love them.

Fonda said...

Why would anyone in their right mind not love this prairie or any other for that matter! It's very lovely and I'm glad it's there for you to enjoy!!! and share with us!

Krissynae said...

What a pretty collage. It is so nice and green and untouched. Great photos

BarbaraEastwick said...

Those photos are GORGEOUS! What a beautiful area to live in!

Sarah C. said...

That is absolutely a treasure! How great to live near all of that natural beauty. :) Thanks for sharing photos of it!

Pearl Maple said...

Thank you for sharing these lovely photos of your peice of prairie. It is important that we set aside space for nature to do it's thing, we gain so much from it's beauty.

Always enjoy your kitty posts.