Saturday, May 24, 2014


A burn I shared last time greens up fast. When fire was natural occurring, great herds followed the new growth. Buffalo don't eat all the way to the ground. When they approach previously grazed land the stubble tickled their nose and they passed it by. This will be a beautiful field this summer and hardly show the mark of a burn.
A quiet morning
Called out to me.
Let's go fishing
And then go see,
What we might find
Out on the prairie.


A nice trail along the river

 A new "Welcome Home Soldier " monument just west of Albia, Iowa being built.


  1. looks like a good fish dinner was had. I have some of those sweet little columbines in one of my gardens.

  2. Burning kept the eco system from major change.

  3. Interesting about buffalo not eating grass all the way down.
    That quite the catch there, I can smell the fish frying from here :)

  4. All great shots as usual...but the fish in the pan is my fav!

  5. I liked the tidbit about the buffalo and their eating habits....:) Our DNR will be expanding the Buffalo here from Blue Mounds S.P:. to several additional S.P. soon....

  6. Looks like it was a great day for fishing.

  7. Hello There, We just got home from a great week--which was a terrific 'healing' experience for me --as I recover from gallbladder surgery followed by that wicked infection... You'll have to check out my blog post today (if you haven't done so yet).

    Gorgeous photos from the Prairie.... I'd love that walk along the river...---AND--I'll bet you also had some great fishing....

    Happy Memorial Day to you and yours... Let's never forget those men and women (past and present) who were/are in the Armed Forces and have done so much to give us the FREEDOM we have today. God Bless ALL of them and God Bless the USA.


  8. BEautiful finds. I love how you photographed the crosses.

  9. We went out fishing yesterday for the first time this season. We didn't catch a thing but sure had a lovely time out on the water. Sigh.. winter is really OVER!

  10. Good fishing, Steve !
    Impressive and moving the Soldier Monument.

  11. I've seen trillium before, but I never knew that it was trillium. So I've just learned something new. Now I'll be watching for it while I'm out.

  12. Happy fishing I see! And what a beautiful memorial!!

  13. Looks like you enjoyed some good eating, Steve, with that catch. Pat is planning to go fishing again this year and told me he that on his 65th birthday he doesn't need to buy a license. Sad that war causes us to build memorials to those fallen soldiers. We are planning a trip to Gettysburg and will see more of these.


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