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It was an amazing day, for early January, that brought me to Touch the Sky Prairie northwest of Luverne. No snow, clear skies and a high temperaturature of 45 makes it hard to stay inside on what should be a cold blustery day. The low angle of this January afternoon sun reveals the texture in a sea of prairie grass with the almost full winter moon rising in the east.
This image is the combination of seven separate vertical images panning the camera left to right. These were adjusted in Lightroom and merged to a panorama in Photoshop. The resulting image is very high resolution and would make a 60 inch print without any loss in sharpness.
Brenda and I were up early on Sunday morning to take in the sunrise at Touch the Sky Prairie just north of Luverne. The prairie is coming into it’s most colorful times of year with many species of plants in full bloom. The prairie orchid has been an endangered plant species since 1989 but with the ten-year old prairie restoration project at Touch the Sky and a summer of ample rain, the endangered orchid has reestablished itself. The orchid is a plant of incredible beauty and significance; beautiful in it’s delicate flower structure and significant as it indicates the success of the renewed prairie. Click on the photos for a larger view of each image.