This year, spring was a long time coming on the prairie. March was one of the coldest recorded in South Dakota history. We received more snow in March and April than we got in the traditional winter months. We are thankful for the moisture, even though it made a lot of extra work during calving season. Between the cold spring and drought we are just starting to see blooms, tree buds and green grass.
I took these pictures in one of our shelter belts. It does my heart good to see green buds on the trees and lilac bushes. I hope to have blooms to photograph soon.
While gathering and feeding bulls earlier this week I came across these little flowers. They are the closest thing to lilac I have seen all spring. The subtle splash of color caught my eye right away.
Molly thinks it’s a dream come true when I take her for a ride or when she gets to spend time outside. She is always willing to help.
My Mother-In-Law has a few blooming plants. These pink blooms were too pretty not to photograph.
The Rancher and I make our home and living on the South Dakota prairie.
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