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An abundance of colour

The seasons are usually very obvious on the native prairie. The flowers and grasses come and go as the year moves on. We all know where it ends. Sadly Alberta actually got some snow and we can only hope it doesn’t make it here! The variety of flora is quite dependent on temperatures and precipitation as well. Over the 5 years we have been living on the edge of native grasslands I’ve seen the season and yearly changes.

This year the purple wild flowers are so prominent and that is a change from most falls but today I saw a first — a crocus blooming in September! It’s in a patch where there are a lot of crocuses in the spring. But obviously it’s a bit confused.

I really love the native prairie and feel so blessed to be able to walk through it every day.