The prairie garden near my house was burned since I visited last. It looks desolate but really it’s a sign of renewal.
From out of those ashes, the prairie is ready to begin again.
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…
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.
Thanks to Becky @ Lark Craft for a great piece on the courage of seeds!
After one arctic blast in the face I knew my time outside was going to be brief. I made a beeline for my trusty old prairie garden friend and hastily snapped a few shots of dried grasses and seed heads bobbing in the wind. Then my auto-focus (and frozen finger tips) told me my time was up, and I gratefully headed for home.