If there's one thing you can count on finding on the Plains, it's wind. Beyond the wheat field and tree line, you can see one of the many wind generator farms found in the area. I got tickled yesterday by a newspaper article about a woman that moved to Oklahoma from Chicago, The Windy City. After a year, she moved back to the Windy City because she couldn't take the constant, unending high winds of Oklahoma.
No. 1, Ibi launched from the shore. There's a boat ramp a couple hundred
yards further to the NNE. #2 is the dam. #3 is where I backtracked following
a snake and got a picture of the cat-claw.
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Yellow ox-bur and white daisy fleabane.
Orange butterfly on orange indian blanket flower.
Prairie carpeted with a patch of indian blankets.
I followed the snake along a dry bluff face that looked almost like rock. In a questionable claim on survival, this pretty wildflower forced its way from a crack in the unforgiving surface. It is a cat-claw sensitive briar. It is called sensitive, because if you stroke a leaf, it responds by curling up.