Brad came back from a run around the lake to tell me to grab my camera because they were doing a prescribed burn on the lagoon areas. I spent most of the afternoon down there, got to see a burn from start to finish and shot over 300 pictures. It was fascinating to watch and something I’ve been wanting to shoot for a while now as part of my growing passion for native landscape and restoration projects.
It was seriously difficult to choose just one photo for this post. I picked this one because I like the Turner-esque elements and the contrast between the blue sky & orange flames. I’ll post a few more on my Facebook page if you’re interested.
Another sign of spring: the prairie burn is complete. It looks awful at first, but it’s really just a big black, blank canvas. Soon, the green will appear and the wild, joyous riot of the prairie will return in full force.