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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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Fall comes to the prairie…

When we think fall we often picture colorful stands of trees… especially maples with their beautiful hues of red, orange, and yellow. We picture New England (or Northern Wisconsin) falls. Not many people think of the prairie when it comes … 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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Covered in ice, dusted with snow, kissed by sun…

We had freezing rain for a couple of days. Then over night there was a dusting of snow. When I awoke the next morning the sun was shining and the ice glistened like sun through crystals. As the wind blew … Continue reading

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Snow on the prairie…

Ah, the first snow of the winter. It was light and fluffy and not too deep to make walking difficult. We had a good walk noting that the little blue stem protruding from the snow still has it’s rust color … 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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