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Sunrise over a snow-covered prairie…

It’s been a long, long, cold winter this year. I’ve been feeling unmotivated recently when it comes to taking outdoor photos… it’s snow and more snow. I feel like been there, seen that, probably already photographed that. Then I woke … Continue reading

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Films to inspire…

Over the last several months I’ve watched a couple of interesting prairie, land restoration and land ethic films. The first of these was ‘Greenfire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time.’ A documentary about environmentalist Aldo Leopold, how he grew … Continue reading

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Dew-covered prairie…

When I stepped through the door this morning the world was sparkling. We have not had dew for months and it was spectacular as the sun glistened off the dew. Here are a few of the plants I saw on … Continue reading

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The snow recedes…

Despite the warm temperatures we’ve had the past several days some snow persists. Most of the snow that is sticking around is in areas where drifts where several feet deep and on northern slopes. Some plants do best in an … Continue reading

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Fall color in the prairie…

The prairie has taken on its fall colors. This is the time when you can see where the prairie grass are on a large scale. As I look out over the prairie it looks like an irregular patchwork quilt. I … Continue reading

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Warm-season prairie grasses…

The warm-season prairie grasses are all in. They’ve been growing for weeks, but have reached their full stature and most are flowering. Grasses like big bluestem and indian grass can grow to anywhere from 3 to 11 feet tall. Since … Continue reading

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When fog descends…

This morning I walked outside to an ethereal world. Fog can do that—the light just has a different quality. Colors take on a different quality, too. Some colors seem more intense, while others seem muted. Fog also makes you feel … Continue reading

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