Thursday, December 1, 2022
As I emerged from the woods, my eyes were drawn to the
prairie grasses. A few New England Asters and other tail end wildflowers were
blooming, but they could not compete with the subtle beauty of the grasses.
Tall at this time of the year, with their fluffy seed heads and colorful stems,
they have the same beautiful colors as their fall foliage tree leaf
counterparts. The day I walked in this area was cloudy, so the colors really
stood out against the colorless sky and without the harsh sun to diminish their
So while I am usually attracted to the bright colors of
other native plants and use that color in the photographs I take and share to
help others appreciate natural beauty, I still enjoy the more subdued shades of fall, the fifty shades of Fall.