Early Friday morning, I ventured through the wet, tall grass of our little prairie to see what is blooming these days. It had rained during the night and the air was heavy with humidity, but the temperature hadn't yet risen to the unbearably sultry range. Everything was wet and sparkling with dew. Even the chaotic spiderweb mats on the ground were beautiful.
Some webs cast rainbows.
Wild bergamot is currently in bloom --it's my favorite prairie fragrance.
I came upon a large patch of yellow coneflowers growing where I had cast seeds gathered from along the bike trail last summer!
Coneflowers dripping with dew.
The sumac berries are at harvesting stage for making sumac-ade.
This beautiful hint of things to come did not make me happy.
After wading through the tall wet grass my clothes were absolutely sopping wet. So, as long as I was all wet, I decided to check out the restored prairie adjoining our land... (see next post.)