Time for Quiet

Winter in South Dakota allows for moments of quiet if we take them. Recently we’ve had ice and snow that temporarily block travel and slow the days. Enjoy them with us.

These goldenrod are now bejeweled.

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So are native switchgrass.

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Trees get crowns as well.

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When it snows long, Eastern red cedar turn into fanciful spruces.

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Snow highlights mulberry tree limbs.

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and creates imaginary places.

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Snow defines the stately yarrow we didn’t notice all winter.

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Intricate shapes we haven’t seen become clear.

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And if we stop to look, maybe there’s a little spot of pure nature that we long for.

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