Most people talk about the fresh green grass and how it smells or excites the eyes after a long gray winter. Personally, however, I believe the best thing about grass is feeling it underneath you, and maybe it’s not just the grass. Walking on the earth or lying down, it feels so alive. Try it sometime! Walk on some hard, cold, man-made pavement, and then step off to the side and feel the living, changing, responding soil and grass. And if you are really brave, when no one is looking….lie down and just roll around, then end up on your back and watch the clouds roll by!
I took this photo when I worked at Reiman Gardens. Feeling very Georgia O’Keeffe today!
On this cold and snowy day, take a minute to close your eyes, shrink yourself down to beetle size, and imagine a warm summer day. You take your afternoon nap nestled down in a sweet smelling flower. When you wake up,you can sip some nectar tea and then be on your way!
Looking back over my 2010 photos, I ran into this and it gave me hope for spring, and the future. Do you think we’ll ever be driving cars that look like this? Around Earth Day last year, Iowa State University groups showcased their earth friendly initiatives on our beautiful campus. Check out Team PrISUm’s web site for more great photos!