Wild Grasses- A Love Story

As for us, our life is like grass- Psalm 103:15

That verse of Scripture kept running through my head on Friday afternoon, as my husband Dave and I went on a windblown tromp in the Tourond Discovery Park. As we strode through fields, climbed gentle hills and trudged down to ponds I marvelled at all the gorgeous waving grass around me.

It was simply stunninga golden sea.

I was reminded of Donald Hoffman who once said that wild grasses are “nature’s eloquent way of making freedom visible.”

I learned recently that some 10,000 species of grass cover 40% of the earth. Grasslands are the backbone of many ecosystems. Their roots keep soil from washing away and their blades feed wildlife.

Red Winged Blackbird – photographed by Dave Driedger

They certainly provide the perfect perch for red-winged blackbirds who we spotted in abundance during our Tourond trek.

Only 10% of the world’s grasslands remain intact. What a shame if we were to lose all that beauty!

Photographed on the Iberian Peninsula Croatia
Photographed in Vik Iceland
Photographed in Quebec City
Photographed on Pollock Island in Winnipeg
Photographed in Gross Morn National Park Newfoundland
Photographed in Akaka Falls State Park Hawaii
Photographed near Porec Portugal
Photographed in Stephen Juba Park at the end of my street in Winnipeg
Photographed at Oak Hammock Marsh Manitoba
Photographed at Fort Whyte Manitoba
Photographed in Keewatin Ontario
Photographed at Bunn’s Creek Winnipeg
Photographed in New Zealand

I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed. – Mary Oliver

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