Saturday, October 23, 2010

Myakka Prairie - Post 1

Florida's Palmetto Prairie habitat is a very floristically diverse ecosystem.  One of the reasons for this diversity is that the prairie is a pyric community... That is, it's managed with fire... historically, by natural lightening fires and now by prescribed burns. 

drip torch in one hand
blueberries in the other
pyric habitat

exploding color
diversity in earnest
comes after the burn

pyric wildflowers
come to life after the burn
reaching for the sky

photos and haiku copyright D. Dianne Davies


  1. What a beautiful prairie. It sounds from your haiku that you had some time for reflection and quiet. I love the poetry you create.

  2. ooo Dianne
    just splendid
    and your Haiku's always speak to me

    happy weekend to you and yours!

  3. What vibrant colours. The heather & gorse areas in between the new forest are managed by fires here too.

  4. All beautiful--the words and photos--and how interesting. I've never heard of anything like this.

  5. Lovely, lovely photos. And I think those yellow flowers are similar to the ones I showed on Friday, although mine were on a bush. Sure love the content of this post. A controlled burn (or lightening fire) brings out the beauty in the land. Love your Haikus about the pyric landscapes, too.

  6. I've always been fascinated with the wildfire flowers ..... such an amazing feat of nature. Some seeds don't germinate until the soil burns .....

  7. I love the way you chose haiku to describe these beautiful prairie photographs. Wonderful!

  8. I love the photos! They are so beautiful!