12 thoughts on “The Beauty and Complexity of Prairie in Three Minutes

  1. Pat October 15, 2015 / 7:22 am

    Thanks, that’s much better.

    • Denise Westlake October 15, 2015 / 5:56 pm

      Yes!! Now audio; )

  2. Teresa October 15, 2015 / 12:48 pm

    As always your photos are SO beautiful. Can you tell me what plant it is about 2.22? Makes me think of poinsettia but of course it is not. And – I’m curious about the stacked rock ‘fence’ – was it in Nebraska? I remember seeing a lot of that kind of thing in the eastern US on a trip many years ago and they sure are romantic-looking.

    • Chris Helzer October 16, 2015 / 7:11 am

      Hey Teresa, the plant you’re talking about, I think, is bee balm (Monarda fistulosa) with its leaves turning color in the fall. The rock fence was in the Kansas Flint Hills. There are a lot of them left in that landscape – and yes, I they are very cool looking.

  3. Joanne October 15, 2015 / 3:22 pm

    Thank you for the 3 minute version — I tried to find the 2 photos you posed of the windmill – water tank – and baled hay with hills in the background unsuccessfully. Which title will bring me the photos back?

    • Chris Helzer October 16, 2015 / 7:12 am

      Hi Joanne, that post was on September 18. It was the photo of the week.

      • Joanne October 16, 2015 / 8:29 am

        Thanks Chris, you should create posters, I would certainly purchase one of these and more

  4. Teresa Root October 15, 2015 / 4:04 pm

    So gorgeous – makes me realize I need to stop and look more carefully whenever I’m out on the prairie. Thanks!
    P.S. Love the shot with the ant on the yellow flower with the shadow of the spider on the other side of the petals. Wow!

    • Denise Westlake October 15, 2015 / 5:57 pm

      Me too !

  5. lmculp53 October 19, 2015 / 9:09 am

    Thank you!!

  6. Douglas Owens-Pike October 19, 2015 / 5:46 pm

    Chris: an awesome, inspiring collection of photos. We are currently working on a short video of one of our landscape projects where we transformed a suburban lawn to a sanctuary of habitat. The video includes some segments interviewing the client, clips of the site now, and back when we were getting started about ten years ago. It occurred to me that it would be enticing to include a couple of your photos in this video. We would only do this with your watermark giving proper original source credit, but could enhance the drama of what our videographer could capture in a day. Let me know if you are interested. Douglas@EnergyScapes.com 6120821-9797

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