Beauty of Goose Lake Prairie

“Earth laughs in flowers…” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Remember when I talked about the colors of a prairie? Look what grows at Goose Lake Prairie, blue vervain wildflowers! How I love the bluish-purple hue which breaks up the over powering green of the vast prairie. If you have any kind of a gentle breeze, it’s rather hard to take a clear picture of wildflowers closeup. Just a tiny sway and your subject is blurry! When you’re standing in the middle of nowhere, nothing blocks the wind…even if you think there is no wind.

Next to Goose Lake Prairie is Heidecke Lake, here you can find boat docks and on this day, still waters. This is one of my favorite pictures. At the end of a long day, it represents rest and peace. This will definitely be a painting one day!


  1. Great shots! Speaking of painting, keep your eyes on your mailbox. πŸ˜‰
    I wanted to thank you for this brilliant opportunity. It was fun & challenging. We absolutely love your version & it looks great in our house. πŸ™‚
    I’ve been having e-mail problems lately. should be more reliable (’til I sort it all out.)

  2. Dave: Yes it is! I need to go back because I couldn’t appreciate everything due to lack of time!

    Shelley: Thanks, I can’t wait to paint it! I wonder if I can do it justice though. πŸ™‚

    Lana: Thanks Woman!!! I can’t wait, I can’t wait, can’t wait…just like a little annoying kid!

    JJ: Thank you!!! I can’t think of a better thing to do for tranquility than spend some quiet time in nature….ok maybe painting too! πŸ™‚

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