Life on the prairie was filled with a changing shower of wonderful, flowered landscapes.
All through that lovely month of June, Laura sewed shirts. Wild roses were blooming in great sweeps of pink through the prairie grasses. But Laura saw them only in the early mornings when she and Pa were hurrying to work.
The soft morning sky was changing to a clearer blue and already a few wisps of summer cloud were trailing across it. The roses scented the wind, and along the road the fresh blossoms, with their new petals and gold centers, looked up like little faces.
At noon, she knew, great white cloud-puffs would be sailing in sparkling blue. Their shadows would drift across blowing grasses and fluttering roses. But at noon she would be in the noisy kitchen.
-from Little Town on the Prairie
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