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Prairie Tour

  Every day I wake up and realize I am living in one of those Jacquie Lawson animated cards. My aunt sends them to me periodically and I always watch them all the way to the end, never skip ahead … Continue reading

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Here Today, the Prairie Edition

This time of year, when the days are their longest and we’re getting both intense sun and rain, I wonder what my big hurry was earlier in the spring. ThingsĀ happen overnight this time of year. The beets plump, the radishes … Continue reading

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Prairie Walk

Sometimes you just have to let the prairie speak for itself. The lupine spreads every year, and the milkweed does, too. I saw my first Monarch butterfly from my window Sunday, and one today but couldn’t catch it with my … Continue reading

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Flowerland

It is difficult to get motivated about the flower garden when you look out the window and the whole “backyard” is coming up in wildflowers. In fact, at the retreat house where I work, which will have its first major … Continue reading

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Mature Prairie, part 2

Six years ago today, Steve and I got married and I moved onto this prairie. At that time, theĀ main prairie behind our house was about five years old. Other pieces of land were being killed, and a few plots were … Continue reading

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Mature Prairie: Life After Weeds

It’s amazing what one week of gorgeous weather will do for a person and a landscape. Everything is good. I am glad I was born in June, because it is such a happy month. October is still my favorite month, … Continue reading

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The Varied Prairie

Every year the prairie is different. Last year it was glutted with black-eyed Susan (rudbeckia) and this year I have hardly seen any. The burn this spring has activated seeds of flowers we’ve never seen before. Among these, the most … Continue reading

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Fruitfulness

Here is that photo of the prairie from May 9th. It is hard to believe how fast the green starts to assert itself after a burn. I do love the look of this photo with the paths running through it. … Continue reading

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