A Little Calm in a Noisy World

The world seems awfully turbulent and noisy right now, and I don’t know about you, but I could use a little calm and serenity.  In my world, calm and serenity often come from a quiet walk through a prairie early in the morning or late in the evening when the light is soft and the breeze is even softer.  I’ve been fortunate to enjoy a few of those mornings and evenings this month, and I’m hoping maybe a few photos from those tranquil times might bring a little peacefulness into your life as well.

Common milkweed seeds (Asclepias syriaca). Lincoln Creek Prairie.  Aurora, Nebraska.
A stinkbug posing on Canada tick clover (Desmodium canadense). Deep Well Wildlife Management Area, Nebraska.
Grasshopper on silky prairie clover (Dalea villosa). Niobrara Valley Preserve, Nebraska.
Tall thistle (Cirsium altissimum) seeds. Deep Well Wildlife Management Area, Nebraska.
A painted lady butterfly settles in for the night on Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis). Deep Well Wildlife Management Area, Nebraska.
Dew drops. Lincoln Creek Prairie. Aurora, Nebraska.

Peace be with you all, my friends.

20 thoughts on “A Little Calm in a Noisy World

  1. Verlon "Tony" Vrana October 2, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    Thanks Chris, we need your calmness on a day like today. Tony

  2. meredithannfuller October 2, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    Just so wonderful. Thank you for ALL your photos and your interesting, cheerful posts, so informative! Meredith

  3. Kathryn Kerr October 2, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    Thank you

  4. Sheila Fitzgerald October 2, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    Beautiful post, Chris. Needed today. Especially.
    I think that if only everyone on this earth took an extra moment to reflect on the beauty and wonder of nature like this it would be more calm.

  5. kocart October 2, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    Lovely and timely.

  6. Teresa Root October 2, 2017 / 9:53 pm

    Thank you. Peace to you, too.

  7. Tobias Mann October 2, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    Brilliant Pics! I have long enjoyed your pictures, you’ve really got a fantastic eye.

  8. Sarah Boon October 2, 2017 / 10:44 pm

    Thanks for this moment of prairie peace. Much appreciated.

  9. James C. Trager October 3, 2017 / 8:10 am

    Peace be with you, Chris and family.

  10. Pat October 3, 2017 / 8:40 am

    Thank you for sharing. I wish I had a prairie to walk in.

  11. Jennifer Pospichal October 3, 2017 / 9:07 am

    These are fabulous Chris and, yes, so peaceful. Thank you for reminding us of all the beauty in our troubled world.

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  12. Lori Phalen October 3, 2017 / 9:29 am

    Thank you Chris, a kind and beautiful way in which to step a side, take a deep breath and ground myself in the true beauty of our world.

  13. Jill Haukos October 3, 2017 / 9:59 am

    Thanks Chris – just what I needed.

  14. Noel Rose October 3, 2017 / 10:24 am

    AND WITH YOU. Noel

  15. James McGee October 3, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    Whenever something bad happens and I feel troubled by it I go out and do something to make the world better. Since I volunteer in restoration this usually means I remove invasive species or weed a native plant garden. I’ve been doing a lot of weeding lately.

  16. kara October 3, 2017 / 6:20 pm

    Thank you!

  17. Dawn Wolfe October 3, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    Thank You!

  18. Deborah Woracek October 5, 2017 / 8:34 am

    ….and Peace to you, too! Thank you for the photos!


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