I’ve finished planting the upper part of East Center Valley. Here’s a page that tells the story of what we’re doing – I’m trying to keep up with the stories of all these places. It’s easier to do that in the winter, when I don’t spend as much time outside.
The weather has gotten warmer, and a little snowier, so I’ve been able to take walks, and do my planting. One day I walked up the hill behind the house to Indian Grass Prairie. I checked out the areas I’ve been working on clearing for the last few years. Once the birches have died – they’ve been girdled – the hill will really be a prairie hillside.
Here’s a view of the same point from across the valley. The top is getting barer – fewer trees and less brush obscuring the prairie.
Here’s Hidden Oaks Point – showing the thin strip of clearing we’ve done on the point. This year I’d like to work on widening that strip.
I’ve seen some beautiful cloud formations – I notice them much more when I’m not distracted by plants and insects.
And there are always beautiful sunsets.