Some macros photos from the prairie last Saturday. Click on any image to open better resolution in lightbox.
Over the past week, Grayhead Coneflowers have been blooming profusely giving a nice contrast to all the green in the prairie. Purple Coneflowers and Wild Bergamot are also doing well giving additional color. Planted in 2010, this is the third full growing season for our prairie and it's really taking off this year. The early spring burn followed by late spring rains have stimulated the natives and we are seeing less weeds each year. They say it takes 5-6 years for ...
After a pretty good drought last year which continued through winter, we've had good rainfall this spring and are finally out of drought status. Even though we've had consistent rains, we had a cool spring, and prairie growth is about 2 weeks later than it was last year. Right now blooms are just starting.
I took these pictures on an overcast morning and tried to match their natural lighting when processing.