september in the prairie

When I moved from Ohio, I missed the trees and hills. Yet, I’ve grown to find the prairie pure, abundant and ever changing. This section of Springbrook park was burned completely down last fall, once the lightning storms and the Indians renewed the prairie this way. In one spring and summer the prairie returns verdant and full of life.

renewed and full of life

renewed and full of life

As we cycle this path, every day its newness is a gift.


11 Comments on “september in the prairie”

  1. vb holmes says:

    I don’t usually think of Chicago paired with prairies–sounds like an unexpected respite in an urban area.

  2. Ahh the prairies where you can watch your dog run away for days! 😉 Seriously though, all of nature is glorious, isn’t it Bill? ❤
    Diana xo

  3. Resa says:

    I’m from the prairies! I love this.

  4. What an uplifting thought… that something burned can regrow, thank you 🙂

    • billgncs says:

      It’s interesting that the prairie is healthier from the burns. I suppose there’s a lesson for us there too – the cleansing and renewal can strengthen us.

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