March 10, 2021

Wordless Wednesday: Prairie Comparisons

prairie late winter
March: prairie just before snowmelt
[Click on images to enlarge for detail.]

prairie
December: prairie before the snow

20 comments:

  1. It's a dramatic vista, snow or not!

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    1. It really comes alive in summer, but I do love it in every season, Kris.

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  2. Do they do a burn on this prairie? That would be spectacular to see.
    Now is the time they usually burn around here. It has been too wet. Soon it will be too late.

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    1. Lisa: Yes, they do. I came across some information about it. https://dnr.wi.gov/files/PDF/pubs/pr/PR0207.pdf. I don't know how often they burn it, but apparently that is one of their management tools.

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    2. Lisa: I saw them burning at the adjacent prairie today. Fascinating to watch! https://bit.ly/3sl6Z7K

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  3. Both views are beautiful!
    Have a blessed day!

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    1. Thank you, Lee. The prairie really comes alive in the summer and fall, but it's beautiful in all seasons. :)

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  4. So thrilled to have the snow gone. Is this the Curtis Prairie?

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    1. I agree. We have patches here and there, and we'll probably get a little more snow, but for the most part we're well on the way to spring. Yippee! To answer your question, no, this is the main restored prairie at Lake Kegonsa State Park, which lies between McFarland and Stoughton. It's an underappreciated gem.

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  5. Looks a lovely place in both photos, we have had a few nice days but today its trying to snow again :(

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    1. We had snow again yesterday. But it's melting fast and the next 10 days look good. March is always changeable.

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  6. I was walking in the garden this morning and it is laughable how flattened some areas are. December seems so long ago that it's hard to remember what it looked like.

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    1. Yes, this winter has been...interesting. Not the harshest winter ever, but odd and tough in spots. Looks like the 10-day forecast is nice, though.

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  7. Is that a pair of trees in the centre of the horizon? Makes for a beautiful skyline.

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    1. Yes, it's a grouping of trees. I'm going to try to capture roughly the same spot in the prairie in all seasons, and the trees help me position it. The tall prairie plants in late summer will provide an interesting perspective and will probably block those trees.

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    2. That would be interesting to see the same spot change during the seasons. Positioning the camera can't be easy.
      Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry

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  8. I love those photos! Particularly impressed at how you were able to take both from the exact same perspective :)

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    1. I noticed when I got home and looked at the photos that I was a little off. But capturing the same spot in all seasons is the goal. It will be harder when the tall prairie plants are blocking the foreground, but that will be interesting, too. :)

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