Monday, April 23, 2012

Treasures



Blue-eyed Grass


 Ground Plum, a nice hiking treat to eat


Flower of the Ground Plum


 Hoary Puccoon

A narrow trail
Sets me free
Free to explore
The very tops
Of the hills around me
Out on the prairie.

It was made into a song




I closed my eyes and heard that song out on the prairie. That song of life as it floats over the plains. It helps share the spirit that ebbs from the land and graces all who come out to enjoy it. It always stays with me when I hike, a shared happiness while we both visit the land.Another experience carried on a gentle prairie breeze, an added harmony to that lovely song.

19 comments:

  1. Steve- these photos are wonderful! I am fascinated by that ground plum- Have never heard of it. Do the Loess Hills have wildflowers unique to them? I would love to know-

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  2. You have such pretty flowers growing wild. I could practically catch their scent.

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  3. I was really enjoying myself with the native prairie until I saw the cultivated fields stretching to forever. However, I like your pictures of the native plants and one of my favorites ...old barns.

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  4. I enjoyed this post. Ground plums are totally new to me!

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  5. I can't believe you have blue eyed grass blooming already when mine is just barely coming up! That ground plum flower looks more like a pea.

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  6. I love to go out on the prairie with your posts. The ground plum looks the perfect juicy snack.

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  7. I wonder what that ground plum taste like?!! Never heard of it! Love the shots Steve!!
    hughugs

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  8. I'd never heard of ground plum. They look like they'd be juicy and sweet. Their flowers look somewhat like orchids.

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  9. I've never heard of a ground plum before. They sure do have a pretty flower

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  10. Wonderful post, Steve !
    Flowers, barns and landscapes.

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  11. Amazing set of photos...I love the Nature too...I'm a country girl: love the trees, the wild flowers, the wind , the rain, the fountains...
    and I love this blog!

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  12. I remember that song.... a catchy tune. :)

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  13. Loved all these pictures, but that last barn picture just stole my heart away!

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  14. My first four years of teaching were in Sidney, Iowa. I loved that area with all the bluffs, plants and animals. I taught at the Percival School various days per week. Left the area in 1976. I really enjoy your photos.

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  15. Steve, the ground plum looks inviting (I think) and wondered if you have had many of these. The flower looked like vetch at first glance. Blue eyed grass is lovely. The color is like that of the asiatic day lily, which is a small low-growing wioldflower too.

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  16. Such a lovely series! That gray frog was neat to see!

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  17. I have never heard of ground plums. I'm glad you explained what they were. On the other hand, I have heard of (and love) C. W. McCall's song, "Wolf Creek Pass," and it's reference to the "Old Home Fill 'er Up and Keep on Truckin' Cafe." I had no idea it was a real place.

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