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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Parched Rhapsody

Late January and air temperatures approach a balmy sixty degrees Fahrenheit.  Sparse cloud formations drift across baby-blue skies. Long since sapped of life, seas of frayed prairie grasses dance to lively southeasterly winds. In the distance, a meadowlark atop a withered yucca stem sings harmony to the rhapsody of wind, winter sun, and parched prairie. The Northern Llano Estacado remains in drought. Rain and snow are obscure memories to ranchers and farmers. Their torment echoes across the tablelands. The prairie understands their suffering well. She suffers their fate, yet chooses to present her lifeless vegetation in awesome splendor. Her parched rhapsody inspires tenacity to endure and obliges light catchers to corral the beauty.

© Ilija Lukić 2012

Parched Rhapsody (Plains Yucca)


Closed 'Till Spring (Cooper on harvester ant nest)

Dash Of Down

Dental Floss (grindelia papposa, aka Wax Goldenweed)

Prairie Dog Penthouse Views

Frayed Summer Dreams (bluestem grasses)

Plains Mêlée (yucca campestris)

Sunbath (Cooper)

Wax Goldenweed Winter (grindelia papposa)

Prairie Scout (Cooper)

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