Camera Clicks and Commentary from a Kansas Farm Wife
Sunflower from the Sunflower State
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Fall Wildflowers: Snapshot Kansas
It makes sense that a place like this is called Peace Creek.
I love this time of year, when the goldenrod casts its yellow happiness over the landscape as it prepares for fall.
The moths find nourishment from the tiny yellow flowers ...
... and caterpillars await their transformation to winged beauty.
The Monarch butterflies pause briefly in our Kansas plains as they make their way to Mexico for the winter.
The yellow in their stained glass wings mirrors the landscape as they dine on the prairie's nectar.
Last week, the Snapshot Kansas challenge was fall wildflowers. Our alfalfa isn't wild, but it does provide a pretty backdrop for winged creatures who flit and float above the purple-dotted green fields before the fall freeze that's sure to come in a matter of weeks.
Even the grasses are like flowers when lit with the soft kiss of sunset.
Looking at these photos just confirmed the message from a Guideposts email devotional that I saved:
A Time to Think
The more I study nature,
the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator.
–Louis Pasteur, French chemist
A Time to Act
Take notice of the changes that are blooming around you.
A Time to Pray
God, thank You for the moments that wake me up to this perfectly beautiful world.