The berries on the sumac always make me think of adding large amounts of honey to and making pink lemonade. A teacher introduced me to this in 5th grade, and as in many things she offered stayed with me the rest of my life. That is a main reason I am the scientist I have been all my life.
As another hurricane approaches I shudder since I will be going to Miami the first part of next month and stay for a few days before embarking on a seven day cruise in the Caribbean. I wonder if they notify you and tell you if your hotel has blown away. Many years back we went and did repairs in Homestead, when they nearly got wiped off the map. A group here is headed to Texas to do the same. We have sent water and cleaning supplies down a week ago and now this will be the second group to leave with more supplies and a few handymen. For those of you who have been involved or have family and friends in either areas I hope for the best outcome.
Barn swallows are flocking out on the prairie.
Pale Gentian is always a treat to find.
Grazing by buffalo and elk kept these tall grasses down so prairie flowers could flourish.