Last weekend brought several inches of snow. Despite the overcast skies, I felt the need to get out and do some photography before the melting snow disappeared altogether. Sunday afternoon, I looked out the window and convinced myself that the sky had brightened slightly, and decided that was a good enough reason to go. I slipped across town with my camera and spent an hour or so by myself at Lincoln Creek Prairie, getting my knees wet and appreciating the shapes of melting snow crystals.
Snow really helps to dampen sound, so even within a stone’s throw of houses and streets, the small prairie was pleasantly quiet. The peace was much needed, and in spite of the dreary light (I don’t think the sky was really brighter at all) I felt tremendously better about the world by the time I left the prairie. I’m grateful that this pandemic is hitting us at the beginning of spring so we’ll be able to escape to prairies that are coming to life over the next month or two. I know that watching that infusion of life is going to be immensely therapeutic for me – I hope everyone reading this will find the same kind of therapy near them – or an equivalent. Stay safe (and sane), friends.
Sanity is so overrated. 😆
Peace in the Prairie is not rated high enough.
Thanks Chris for always sharing!
I love how you look at the world! Thank you for sharing these little details. It’s immensely helpful for my soul to see these glimpses of the prairies when my body is in a large east-coast city :)
Thank you for helping us see the beauty in the little, detailed beings in our world. You are a balm for many of us!!
Got any photos of earthstars?
Thank you, Chris for these images and your comments about the peace we can find in the outdoors during this difficult time. Spring coming is certainly a relief as we look ahead to some uncertainty.
I’ll add my thank you to the others and tell you how much I appreciate your eye for the hidden, though only to those who don’t take time to look,gems out there.