Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Lots Of Love, Part Two





One can see a few lighter colored babies in this small herd of buffalo. the herd usually works together to shield and keep the youngsters in the inside. They look so tame and docile, but I have seen one jump across a creek from standing still.
Queen Anne's lace can be so delicate.



Daisy Fleabane
Prairie Larkspur
Asclepias tuberosa


The only Bobolink I found. This was one bird I was really hoping to see. They fly from Argentina to nest here in Iowa.


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Lots Of Love

I liked the greeter on the sign. He was still there when I left.


Milkweed bloom
This field of Purple Coneflower was huge, it kept going and going.
Eastern Meadowlark

Dickcissel

A few buffalo too far away




Butterfly Milkweed
White Wild Indigo
Compass Plant


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sunny Daze

Goats Beard
Purple Poppy Mallow

This bird landed close and was watching me
Tree Swallow bringing food to the nest

Malva

Ebony Jewelwing


Meadowlark
Brown Thrasher
A massive bloom of Spiderwort flowed over the hillside. I have found some large patches, but this went on forever. This is some of the beauty one finds exploring the prairies.It never seems the same, changing from year to year as we do. Each day there is a new treasure to find and I enjoy visiting new areas as well as old. Some are almost like family to me, having sown the seeds,and then seeing my artwork flourish.It never fails to amaze me, and often feeds my heart with love and devotion.I extend my arms at my sides, palms up, and feel this beauty ebb into my heart. Often I pass on a prayer of health and happiness to all I have met and love, and send it off on a gentle prairie breeze for all to enjoy.

Tickseed
Coneflower