In need of peace
By Carol / June 21, 2012 /
Deadlines and ‘shoulds’ were getting to me yesterday, so I headed to the prairie to take a break, hopefully to find a little peace. The prairie welcomed me with bright colors and gentle breezes. A half hour in the prairie and I returned to my desk refreshed.
Join me for a few minutes in the prairie where I’m going to let nature speak for herself in these pictures.
Do you also do the photograph in your blog? They are beautiful prairie flowers!
Thanks, Jill. Yes, I do the photographs myself. One of the especially nice things about the prairie is that every day there’s something new to look at – and photograph!
People talk about going to the mountains or the ocean for a vacation, but I love the prairie and plains. The rolling land feels soft and gentle in all seasons. I feel God there. I particularly love the Flint Hills of Kansas.
I have not been to the Flint Hills, but you make me want to visit, Claudia. I feel at home in the prairie and even in my little prairie patch, I learn so much about patience and control and going slow and looking closely. The prairie is a blessing. I also like mountains and ocean. Aren’t we lucky to have such diversity in our world!
I love the peace and serenity I fely when I came to your blog. This particular blog post intrigues me the most because you took the time to identify the names of the flowers you photographed. I like proper names of things because it makes things more interesting. Well done!
Thanks, Amanda. What a nice compliment. I, too, like to know the names of things. I suppose it seems a little odd, but to me, knowing the names of the plants honors them. Like knowing a person’s name. I have dozens of hostas and I know them by name (except for the ones that were given to me by people who didn’t know). Each spring when they emerge again, I greet them by name. My husband thinks I’m borderline nuts!