November 03, 2021

Wordless Wednesday: Prairie in Autumn

prairie midautumn
prairie midautumn 2021
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prairie late summer
prairie late summer 2021


prairie midsummer
prairie midsummer 2021

















prairie late spring
prairie end of spring 2021


burned prairie 2
prairie midspring, following a prescribed burn 2021


prairie late winter
prairie late winter 2021


prairie
prairie late autumn 2020

23 comments:

  1. That was fabulous! Not a surprise to those of us who live near a prairie but I bet many people have no idea how it changes over the course of the year.

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    1. Thanks, Linda. Yes, the prairies around here are truly special. I've lived in and visited several "prairie states" and locales, and Southern Wisconsin, particularly Dane County, has preserved some valuable plots. Prairies are underappreciated.

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  2. Fascinating to see all the changes Beth!

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    1. It was fun to capture this location throughout one year. I might try to do this again next year, in a different place. :)

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  3. same place
    different season
    different view
    great visual Beth

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    1. Thanks, Lynne. It was a fun journey. I hike at this prairie/park at least once a week, so it was a good place to capture the changes throughout the year.

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  4. Great documentation of the changes by season, Beth!

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    1. Thank you, Kris. It's interesting for me, too, to see all the changes in pictures throughout the year. :)

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  5. It is marvelous how the prairie has so many facets. So nice to see through your lens.

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    1. Yes, it was fun to focus on that particular location throughout an entire year. We frequently hike the prairie, but I'd never focused on one view before. :)

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  6. The sky and the land make a beautiful pairing.

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    1. Yes, the sky was beautiful in all seasons, as was the prairie--even when dormant. :)

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  7. A beautiful series of photos!

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  8. Beautiful indeed. And it seemed to really do well this season.
    Carla

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    1. Yes, the prescribed burn was probably healthy for it. It will be interesting to see if the plant composition is different next growing season.

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  9. I have never seen a prairie at different seasons and only thought of them as green grass. Wow. Such a difference in scenery.
    Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry

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    1. Yes, very colorful. And frankly, this section of the prairie wasn't as colorful as others in the area. I should have selected a different section. But I wanted to stick with the same spot. In other sections, in spring and summer, there was much more color with wildflowers. Oh well. :)

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  10. A belated comment... (scrambling to finish outside projects). With all that cover, your prairie looks very healthy even though it's brown.

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    1. Ah, yes, I've been sidetracked with outdoor projects and also play (while the weather was nice). The prairie is very healthy--in all seasons. (Also, you're welcome about the Wordless Wednesday introduction. :) )

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  11. I love the captures of the changing prairie…so beautiful and serene in every season.

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    1. Thank you. It turns out, this portion of the prairie wasn't as colorful as I thought it would be during the summer. Maybe I'll focus on a different setting in 2022. :)

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  12. It is fascinating to see the changing seasons side by side like this.

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