Friday, May 25, 2012

Still Here!

Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea)
photograph  © Bruce A. Morrison

I'm still here!  Its the spring season in high gear and I'm getting run over by it at each turn!

 Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum)
photograph  © Bruce A. Morrison

The prairie pasture here is no exception - everything is weeks ahead...ahead of itself and ahead of me as well.

 
Large-flowered Beardtongue (Penstemon grandiflorus)
photograph  © Bruce A. Morrison

The 2012 Artisan Road Trip is gearing up for its 2012 traveling exhibits for the season...the first show will be at the Witter...being that I just exhibited there last month - I need to find some things that weren't just there!  Easier said than done!

 Porcupine Grass (Heterostipa spartea)
photograph  © Bruce A. Morrison

Been trying to keep up with the inspiration the native pasture here has to give too, but its ahead of me as well as its usual self.

 False Gromwell (Onosmodium molle)
photograph  © Bruce A. Morrison

This year is different from any I've ever witnessed...I'm sure it has been for most of us out there.  The prairie pasture here has plants whose blossoms fried in the late frosts, after the unusually warm weather.  Those plants are probably going to bounce back but the weather has eliminated some of the early "stars" of the pasture...or made them very spotty this year.  The unusually dry late summer/fall and winter didn't help matters much though either.

 Prairie Phlox (Phlox pilosa)
photograph  © Bruce A. Morrison

But I'm still here!  I haven't forgotten the blog! :)  I'm just trying to catch up - just like the pasture here at Prairie Hill Farm! I hope you'll enjoy some of the plants that I photographed here this week!
 

2 comments:

Gayle Dowell said...

I live on the Flint Hills Prairie of Kansas and am inspired by the diversity of plant life that I find in my own backyard. This year spring came early and I almost missed the spring blooms. With little rain and all of the heat since, I'm afraid that the the plants have suffered a great deal this year. Here is to a better summer next year!

Prairie Painter said...

Hi Gayle, we had the same early spring (for us), then no rain and lots of heat...plants began going dormant and drying up about 4 weeks ago...here's to cooler weather and some rain!