I posted a few photos of a local slice of prairie back in April when I was working on my National Wildlife Federation "Be Out There" Challenge. Back then, the prairie was a mixture of greens and browns with the grasses barely knee high. I caught a speck of color as the land was waking up from its winter nap, but on the gray day I was out there, it was a pretty drab scene.
A few weeks ago, I revisited that same plot of land. It was like a trip to another world: bright yellow flowers towering about my five foot frame, branches, stems and vines climbing outside of, and threatening to overtake, the small fence that keeps the prairie from overtaking the nearby delicately trimmed soccer fields.
The small patch of land was teeming with life. Butterflies and bumblebees and beetles all doing their jobs. Family groups and entire societies living alongside us, but easily go unnoticed lest we stop to observe.
Pretty good shots for a 7 MP point and shoot camera, huh?