Golden Hour Prairie

The visual poetry of a prairie in bloom is in the profusion of colors from swaths of wildflowers, purple thistles, and tall grasses spread out over the earth, and with a changing sky above. It’s an untended, unending source of hues and shades, songs and sounds of grass rustling from the wind and wildlife, and songbirds.

“To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, one clover, and a bee, and revery. The revery alone will do, if bees are few.” Emily Dickinson

I took the photos at a prairie at the beginning of dusk on an overcast day with diffused golden light shining on it. Fortunately for me two photo challenges, Weekly Photo Challenge: Golden Hour and Travel theme – Simplicity provide an opportunity to share swap my photos with others.

My simplicity shot is a purple thistle set against the background of a field of thistles in the prairie.
Simple images have impact in allowing us to focus on one element that stands out against a background.

prairie thistle

prairie filled with thistles and wildflowers taken at dusk

I snapped by golden hour prairie photo by walk a few steps up a path from the thistles to wide swath of wildflowers.

wildflower prairie dusk

wildflower and tall grass spread over a prairie at dusk

Enjoy your golden hour today.

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18 responses to “Golden Hour Prairie

  1. Great shots! I love wildflowers so very much. Interesting choice for depth of field on the last one, I like it!

    –Love and Liberation–

    Jan @ TheRewildWest

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