Pasque Flowers (Pulsatilla patens) on Waterman Prairie
Photograph © Bruce A. Morrison
Its finally time to get out of the studio and shake the cobs out'a my legs! Oh I could've easily hiked with the cameras this winter, it was so nice, but there was no snow 90% of the time and a brown winter landscape doesn't move me too much I guess.
I knew the pasques were up - they "had" to be! I've seen pasques before Easter in years past, but they were usually "just" emerged and sometimes accompanied by snow! But this year is so weird...70's and 80's in March??!! I finally got out for a look yesterday afternoon when the wind was mild for a change.
Ya, there they were, hundreds of 'em! I was late as I'd expected and the majority were a little fried and pale from hot dry weather. But there were plenty to choose from.
It was nice to finally get out on the prairie! The Western Meadowlarks were serenading the hillsides while the Chorus and Northern Leopard Frogs called happily from the bottoms. Spring is glorious!