Under a blue sky

January 25th, 2015

hill with trees under a blue sky

A January caterpillar

January 21st, 2015

Wooly caterpillar on concrete

This is a first for me, seeing a caterpillar in January! I found this wooly caterpillar crawling along the driveway, about a foot from my house (and a plant bed with unfrozen soil).

A poor owl substitute

January 18th, 2015

Yesterday I ventured out looking for snowy owls, which have been seen widely in Wisconsin this winter. Unfortunately, the closest I came was capturing this American tree sparrow — a nice bird, but a poor substitute for a snowy owl.

American tree sparrow in tall grass

Sculpted by the wind

January 11th, 2015

Windblown snow

I went hiking around Tenney Park yesterday. The wind along the lake was brutal, but it did create some cool snow drifts.

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Looks like winter now

January 4th, 2015

Footprints in a snow covered Olbrich Gardens

After a few inches of snow the past couple days, it finally looks like winter in Madison.

Bitter cold sunset

January 1st, 2015

sunset over Lake Monona

First bitter cold spell of the season also brought a nice sunset. Lake Monona freezing over quickly now.

Mallard flight

December 30th, 2014

Ducks flying