where there’s smoke, part two

While I was out photographing the prescribed shoreline burn at Lake Nokomis, the little prairie garden near my house was cooking up its own surprises. I did a double take when I spotted the little magenta buds of prairie smoke. And I was glad to see a heartening display of green shoots poking out from the charred spots. The fresh colors seem so especially vibrant this time of year.

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06.05.13 where there’s smoke

Part of my burgeoning prairie love affair: the Seussian tufts of prairie smoke waving in the breeze.

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