Lucky day. . . .for anyone who found themselves walking along in a Minnesota prairie remnant. These are little tracts of prairie land that have somehow survived the developer and the plow. So many types of grass and plant life that flourish in this natural system. The first floral show of spring is put on by the delicate lavender bloom of the Pasque Flower. The name refers to the Passover tradition of old. Many simply call the blooms Easter Flower. This year the timing is perfect, as they are just beginning to break through among the tall dry prairie grass from last season to celebrate the holiday.
I will never forget the very first time I saw the Pasque Flower in bloom. The morning sun was lighting up the prairie pasture hillside, across from the RedBarn, and a sea of lavender bloom was waving gently. I watched as my then three little children ran toward the scene with excitement. Bet you can catch a glimpse if you take a country drive in the next few days!