Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Preparation

 Oxalis


Grey Tree Frog

Dames Rocket

Columbine




 A tiny point
From arrows head
Edges still sharp
For over a century
On ground once tilled
Found in a new burn
Out on the prairie.


21 comments:

  1. I always dig my oxalis each fall and I was told by others that they leave them in the ground through the winter. I may try it but my zone is a lot colder than yours. Great photos.

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  2. It's amazing how many arrow heads and old native artifacts still show up in areas formerly populated by them. Surprised you have columbine already, that is a late June flower for us.

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  3. Where is that trail in the second pic? It reminds me of a place I went to once in western Nebraska.

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  4. Steve, you know my favorite one is the hills with the trail on the top...it reminds me that there is a fine line between one side and the other!
    great photos...I'm aspiring to be like you :)

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  5. Great photos of lush growth. When I see prairie I had to look where this blog comes from. Surprise surprise Iowa.

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  6. I really love that creek... I have never found an arrow head or artifact anywhere. hmmmm...bet I just walked right over them, not knowing what they were.

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  7. Love the photos! Prairieland will always look like home to me, even if mine was farther north (Minnesota). :)
    Thanks for commenting on my blog!! I'll be back. ;)

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  8. The toad is awesome. :) Visiting here is like a breath of fresh air....

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  9. I've never seen oxalis wild like that before. What a neat find. :)

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  10. fabulous shots. That tree frog looks quite comfortable there

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  11. Hi Steve, I can tell that you enjoy being out in nature like we do... I just feel WONDERFUL when we are hiking back in the woods somewhere. There's always so much to see!!!!! Great set of photos. Love the wildflowers especially.
    Betsy

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  12. wow. such gorgeous countryside you live in. love the frog all tucked in hoping you won't notice him. :)

    thank you for your visit today! really appreciate it! hilary is a wonderful soul, isn't she? :)

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  13. I love to walk out on your prairie, Steve. I can explore everything.

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  14. Love the shots...especially Mr Frog and the arrowhead! They are All beautiful!
    hughugs

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  15. the frog makes me giggle. he just looks so put upon by having to model. the stream looks so inviting.

    wanted to stop by to say thank you for taking the time to stop by from hilary's and offer some kind words of support. :)

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  16. Interesating trail that. Although not a native wild flower I've always like those Rockets along the ditches, prolific as they are... :)

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  17. The trail on top of the hill is very inviting but what I really want to see is other views of the arrow point.
    While our landscape is very different, our bloom schedule seems to be in sync.
    nellie

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  18. I like that the trails I visit now look very much like the ones you show in your pictures.

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  19. I love your photos and your adventures!! Please hurry and get your server up and going. We'll miss you for this challenge.

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  20. I really enjoyed this set of photos, but I'm jealous of the arrowhead you found. We hike so much in the Smokies, which was home to the Cherokee Indians, but we've never found anything like that. And I look for them, too. But there are so many visitors to that park that it would be a miracle if any relics are left lying about.

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  21. In May I saw a couple Grey Tree Frogs. First ones and they were very cool.

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