• An Unexpected Blessing

    April 18, 2015 Sown by nature, wildflowers amaze me with their dainty appearance, yet obvious strength. How did these fragile looking hepatica push through the heavy layer of fallen leaves? The mystery of life is never so apparent as in spring when Earth transforms her energy into shoots of green at an astonishing rate. As I… Continue Reading

  • Bliss

    April 3, 2015 It’s dusk after a perfect 70-degree day. Peep. Did you hear something? Peep, peep. The long-awaited song of the spring peepers has begun! These thumbnail-size frogs which breed in swamps and wetlands during early spring belt out a deafening song. Actually, it is the male that peeps about once every second to attract… Continue Reading

  • Spring has Sprung!

    March 16, 2015 Look-at-meeeee!  Ok-a-leeeee! This hearty fellow belted out a beautiful song this morning with apparent lack of concern for me, my puppy, or my tripod. Home at last, he flits about with a lusty song. Red-winged blackbirds are polygamous and can sire up to fifteen nests at a time. His job is to protect his… Continue Reading

  • Out with the Lion in with the Lamb

    March 6, 2015 The snow on the prairie is coated with a thick layer of ice making nature photography near impossible. When each step pierces the silence with a sound like shattering glass, my chances of sneaking up on wildlife are greatly diminished. Add that to fumbling frozen fingers and slippery slopes trails, and you… Continue Reading

  • Toasty Toes

    March 1, 2015 My toes are toasty warm. This is unusual in winter. Could it be a sign of spring? Nope, it’s still full blown winter here with the temperature at zero or below most mornings. Well then, you wonder, what’s up with my toes? This little butterball sits on them as I type. She… Continue Reading

  • A Trip

    February 6, 2015 Where am I? Mars? Nope. Guess again. Lake Michigan? Nope. How about now? The prairie? Yes!! Waves of white blanketed the prairie after a particularly windy storm. I like February in Michigan. Why? Because it is short, and spring is right around the corner. I read an article in the paper about… Continue Reading

  • All Cooped Up

    January 22, 2015 Here in Michigan, we’ve reached the peak of winter. I’ve enjoyed the frosty scenery, prepared countless cups of hot cocoa, and watched my family multiply. It’s been a lovely winter. And now as we reach the peak, like a car on a roller coaster waiting to drop, I want to scream, let me… Continue Reading