Now that this week’s blizzard has come and gone, we are left with knee-deep snow all around us. I made it to a small local prairie yesterday morning and trudged around with my camera for a while. There was plenty to see, but I spent quite a bit of time just photographing the tracings made by grass leaves blowing in the wind.
An arc in the snow made by wind-blown grass.
It’s rare that I see a complete circle made by grasses, but I found several yesterday morning.
A broader mark made by a curve in the leaf blade rather than the tip.
Multiple marks made by curly leaves.
After two days of hearing the wind howl outside and the kids howl inside, it was a pleasant relief to be able to walk in relative silence, hearing only the muffled sounds of my own footfalls. The morning was calm, but the grass leaf tracings and snow drifts testified to the strength of the winds during the previous days. I’m hoping to do some more walking in the next few days before the snow starts to melt too much…
Those curled leaves are so indicative of Panicum virgatum, Switchgrass. I love the circles in the snow; snow art or snart, perhaps?
I love the idea that you find beauty in the ordinary!
Simple beauty…love it :)
Your observations in pictures are such a treat, thank you
I love these photos! Thank you for sharing!