We only think kindly of weeds when they're not around, or when we remember the moths and butterflies of summer. Then we smile at photos of dandelions or of the wild morning-glory, which is known on the prairie as bindweed because it grows up around other plants and chokes them out.
The heat of a prairie summer is too much for me, but summer sounds pretty good when it's cold outside. We've had some above-freezing temperatures lately but right now it is -4 Celsius (25 degrees Fahrenheit) and the forecast says -17C (1.4 degrees F) for tonight: not very cold by prairie standards but more than chilly for a west coast transplant such as I am.
© Photos by Richard Schear, August, 2011
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