The prairie is looking pretty dry and mostly dormant which is normal for this time of year. The grass gets most of its growth (I think around 80%) before the first of July and then it kind of sleeps thru the hot months of July and August. There is a shorter push of growth before the cold of winter sets in. Most of the later growth goes into the root systems to give the plant reserves of strength to start it’s growth in spring.
All nature is very cyclic and I find that comforting even though the heat, bugs and spear grass of August makes it my least favorite month.
Soon the feeling in the air will change and it will be autumn, which is my favorite time of year, the abundance of the harvest and Christmas to plan for.