Photo of the Week – December 22, 2010

We’re still waiting for our first real snow here in my part of Nebraska, which is a little disappointing.  I’m looking forward to a walk through the prairie on the first sunny morning after a snow storm.  It’s then I get to follow the tracks of other creatures who passed by before me.  I also like to see the results of the wind – snow drifts, seeds scattered across the snow, and patterns drawn by leaves and stems that are tethered at one end but free-swinging at the other.

Driven by the wind, a leaf of grass traces a circular pattern in the snow. Lincoln Creek Prairie - Aurora, Nebraska.

Enjoy the holiday season over the next couple of weeks.  I hope, amidst all the family and other events, you’ll have some time to take a walk or two in your own neighborhood prairie.  I know I will.

With or without snow…

One thought on “Photo of the Week – December 22, 2010

  1. Gary Zamzow December 24, 2010 / 1:27 am

    Hello Chris,
    Have a wonderful Holiday, take care, and stay warm.
    Gary Zamzow

    Life is the flash of a firefly in the night
    It is the breath of a buffalo in the winter
    It is the little shadow which runs across the grass
    and loses itself in the sunset
    – Crowfoot –

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