08.26.13 prairie on fire !

I mentioned  that we made a trip to Morris, MN the other day. Today I’m excited to share the reason for our trip!

The University of Minnesota – Morris purchased these five pictures for the new, sustainable Green Prairie Living & Learning Community building on campus. That means the prints are also part of the University’s permanent collection!

These pictures are part of the ‘Winter Prairie’ series I worked on in 2013 featuring images from the urban prairie restoration garden near my home. I’m pleased that these wild prairie darlings are now permanently situated in their natural environment: a true prairie ecosystem in western Minnesota.

u-of-m-morris-blog-post238/365: Winter Prairie Series Prints now in the University of Minnesota – Morris Collection

03.03.13 prairie in winter, part three

If you’ve been following the blog (or if you take a peek at my Flickr stream on the right) you know that I’ve been inspired by the concept of the winter garden, specifically the prairie garden near my house. I decided to stroll down for a few more winter prairie shots yesterday because – in spite of the 12 inches of snow forecast for tomorrow – spring is coming. Soon my skeletal brown and gray stalks will erupt with color and life and I’ll be busy adoring a whole new world…

blog030313_seed heads early march62/365: seed heads

Today’s photo reminded me of something that I’ve been wanting to share. One of my prints was included in this seed-inspired Etsy Favorites list on the Lark Crafts blog last week! Here’s a peek at the photo they chose – it hasn’t been on the blog yet.

etsy_5x5_monarda-seed-head-closeupmonarda seed head

Thanks to Becky @ Lark Craft for a great piece on the courage of seeds!