Because of the wind that blows across the prairie, filled with wildflowers that fills the air with a pleasant fragrance, and for the peacefulness that settles upon us.
At this time of year however, the landscape can look anything but pleasant................
the west Texas temperatures have been reaching up to 106 and the rain that we do get is immediately drank in by the dry parched ground.
yet.............if one will take time to look beyond the dry packed earth,
they will be amazed and amused by the life that thrives in what can be somewhat harsh conditions.
The hot, high winds, and the gnarled trees do not prevent the many different species of birds from making their nests and raising their families.
The scary looking, but harmless, tarantula ambles along in search for his day's meal.
Out in the prairie, the sunflowers grow wild and they are visited by various bugs and buzzing bees.
The purple Prairie Aster is in full bloom and attracts butterflies of every shape and color.
Every thing seems to grow a little larger here........including the jumbo grasshoppers.
All in all, Pleasant Prairie is ............pleasant..........
on any given day............it just takes a little extra effort to see it.
How about you?
What kinds of blooms and bugs are visiting in your back yard?
I would love to hear!