Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It is snowing today

The flowers that share their beauty
Are still with us, morphed to astound
Delicate petals, long gone, litter the ground
As the first snow starts to fall so softly
I remember each one and how it was
Giving me spirit and growth so profound
I have a hard time leaving this hallowed ground
And I always thank the area I have visited
Thoughts and blessings are carried on a gentle prairie breeze.






First ice on a small pond.


Sand art by willow roots and wind.


























27 comments:

  1. ALL your photos are Always gorgeous Steve, but that First one is Breathtaking!!!
    Beautiful!!
    hughugs

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  2. Steve,
    As always, the photos are stunning! However, my favorites are the first ice and the impressions in the sand...talking about perfect!
    I hope you are enjoying your day! ...despite the snow. The wind is blowing so hard here, we may not be in North Carolina anymore! I'm starting to look for Dorothy and the Scarecrow!
    Keep warm!

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  3. Hi there! I've seen you comment on Nancy's blog and on Dawn's in Canda. Well today was the day I decided to follow you home and find out about you. Boy am I glad I did! What lovely photos! Your love of nature sure comes thru loud and clear. I'm certainly going to enjoy sharing your Midwest with you!!! (And your little dog too!)

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  4. Sorry I had to send the snow your way -- had to be done. Great photos -- but it does look sooooo cold. Brrrrr!

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  5. You know how to show us all the beauty of the nature around you.. at its best.
    Have a great evening.
    Costas

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  6. Steve, Your photos are incredible---all of them... Love that one with the sun's light shining on the water.... That first one with the ice/snow is gorgeous. We are getting TONS of rain here today... We even had a flood warning in our area for awhile this morning...

    You asked about my bird pictures... YES---I stand inside the sliding glass door ---since my feeders are on that corner of my deck. And I use my 300mm lens.. (I have a Canon Rebel.) That's how I can get such good pictures... It's kinda like being 'in a blind' if I were hunting... ha ha

    Betsy

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  7. It looks very chilly there! Great places to take a long stroll. Love your photos. Keep warm!

    Jane

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  8. never a disappointment seeing your photos. All of them are just wonderful.

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  9. Wonderful photos one and all but I love that sand art and feather the best.

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  10. My favorite is the sand art for sure.
    You have a great eye for beauty!

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  11. Beautiful images!!I am so thankful for them.There is something about the second to the last one...its "simply" perfect!!You may have to start numbering these because I want to make comments on all of them ( : Cat

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  12. ...beautiful poem and beautiful photos. The first looks like it was touched by a fairy's wand...gorgeous!

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  13. Great serie of beautiful shots !

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  14. These pictures have my heart pounding today, Steve. How I miss your prairie! Is this where you went yesterday after you'd filled up your thermos with coffee? :)

    I wonder... did you hear the prairie whisper my name? If you do, please tell it I miss it. Hugs.

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  15. I used the sun to backlight a lot of the flowers. It looked like a Christmas display with a few.Allison you had a good guess, two of my favorite areas compose most of these shots, taken in a number of visits in November.

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  16. Thanks for saying a prayer for me out on the prairie, Steve! Someone ought to tell you how wonderful you are, so I'm going to say it: you are wonderful! I know you give out babysitting passes and help in local decorating, and who knows what else. If I lived nearby I'd make sure you had a fresh loaf of homemade Sunday bread every week. You are a shining star in your world, friend. Hugs your way.

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  17. What lovely lovely photos. I like the way you can see beauty in the small details of life.

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  18. These are truly beautiful photos. It's hard to pick a favorite, but then why would that be necessary? That first one was certainly an eye catcher, but so were some of the others. I liked the sand circles and the fuzzy plant, too. Good post, as usual.

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  19. Wow, gorgeous pictures. Your photos really capture the essence of winter.

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  20. Steve, I'm so envious that you have had snow while all we got was a lot of rain overnight and into mid-morning. Thanksfully, the tornado watch didn't bring any threats, just gusty winds. Always great to see nature through your words and photos.

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  21. No snow in 'yet' this week in my part of Iowa. Although it is cold here and your pictures do reflect 'cold'. :-)

    Your beautiful pictures and words are really getting me in the winter and Christmas spirit!
    Thanks, Steve! Have a Great day!
    ~ Coreen

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  22. pretty prairie! great grass shots with really nice lighting! i love the sand art. I love looking at the designs that show up on the beach from the grasses. pretty cool stuff!

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  23. Wonderful...so delicate...sensible like your thoughts!
    Thank you!
    I wish you a great Sunday!
    Regards!

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  24. Wonderful, love the wind art! I spent one day taking photos like that but of leaves that had made patterns in the snow.

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  25. I love the detail in the grass and the leaves, trees...The ice is magical with sun reflecting!

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