Thursday, May 30, 2013

Skywatch Friday 28

The view from Greene Prairie, UW Arboretum . . .



A restoration project has opened up the eastern edge of Greene Prairie. The project involved the removal of hundreds of trees, shrubs and invasive species, both native and non-native. You can see they have yet to remove all the trees that were cut down. This is looking west from the southeast corner.


Looking east along the boardwalk through Greene Prairie. There really are flowers growing along either side, as evidenced in Wednesday's spring wildflowers post.


Looking north toward Grady Knoll from Greene Prairie.


Clouds against a blue, blue sky, floating above the treeline of Grady Knoll.

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10 comments:

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful, fluffy clouds!

Mama Zen said...

Lovely sky shots!

Alice Audrey said...

I used to love walking around and sometimes through the prairie. The years when the grass is over your head is like a cornfield maze.

lina@women said...

Beautiful landscapes and skies!

Heather said...

Spare parts: Thank you, they were indeed quite large and fluffy that day. And no rain!

Thank you, Mama Zen!

Heather said...

Alice: I love the occasional jaunt through one of the prairies, and it is pretty amazing at end of the summer when the sunflowers and compass plant flowers tower above your head.

Hi Lina! Thank you, and thanks for visiting!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Restoration projects like thise are always welcome.

Jana said...

Perfect! Love these. All those big puffy clouds floating in the perfect shade of blue...Just...*dreamy sigh* Perfect.

Heather said...

Yogi: Yes, they are -- the change in the landscape does take getting used to, though.

They did something similar along the bike path last fall. I can understand cutting back dense undergrowth for fire safety reasons -- especially after last summer's drought -- but they also cut down a ton of young, healthy trees, and did a horrible job doing it. There are still a lot of jagged tree stumps and branches left that could be dangerous if anyone cutting through to the park (as many neighborhood children do), should anyone trip and fall.

Heather said...

Jana: Thank you. You'd almost think you were in the middle of nowhere, instead of a nature preserve on the city's edge, wouldn't you?