Troutbirder II - Click pic below to view

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Prairie Flowers

We live in Bluff Country. An unglaciated disected portion of southeastern Minnesota filled with valleys, hills, farms, small towns and most importantly beautiful spring fed trout streams. Only a short distance to our west, the prarie begins sweeping  across southcentral and southwestern Minnesota, all the way to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Mostly cornfields now, here and therelie a few vestages of the original prairie.....


15 comments:

DJan said...

Just beautiful pictures! I am already homesick for summer flowers... :-)

Sue said...

We crossed through your neck of the woods on a little "mini-trip" just last week--spectacular. I had NO idea it was so beautiful.
Love the flowers!

TexWisGirl said...

such beautiful natural blooms!

Bekkieann said...

Positively beautiful! The pink one looks like a Vinca I plant in the garden. I love it because the deer don't touch it.

NCmountainwoman said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the pick-me-up.

Catherine said...

Mmmm...memories of summer.
Beautiful!
xo Catherine

Ms. A said...

Beautiful! Where I live, there isn't nearly enough of this!

Far Side of Fifty said...

I love the prairies and all the wildflowers that they hold. That must be a Bottle Gentian..I am very jealous..I have never seen one..but I keep my eye out in the summer:)

Relyn Lawson said...

There is some special kind of beauty to a prairie. You've captured it here.

George said...

I'm glad there are still vestiges of the prairie around and that you got these wonderful pictures to share with us.

Nancy Claeys said...

So lovely -- natural "gardens" beat the fabricated ones, hands down. :)

tina said...

Fields of flowers are dreams come true for me. Happy Holidays to you~!

Betsy Adams said...

Oh My Heart----how gorgeous. We've never been to your beautiful state---but would love to get there sometime. we were in the Black Hills in September --and have seen some of the prairie areas you mention...

Love all of the little flowers...

Happy Thanksgiving.
Betsy

Dar said...

Living within the ravages of the glaciers neons ago, we have a lot of small rock to immovable boulders. Your flower display in sth.MN is gorgeous.
Glad to know you and Baron are staying on protected trails during the deer hunt.
Blessings and Happy Thanksgiving

Jayne said...

So very lovely!