I hiked through Lewis Nine Springs E-Way and above average temperatures today. With the warmth and the sunshine it felt like springtime in January. It sure has been a strange winter so far.
Went for a walk on the water today (Lake Wingra). I got a kick out of the wild patterns of snow that the wind sculpted.
A photograph I did not take, of a bald eagle flying 20 feet above the Yahara River in Tenney Park.
I spotted the eagle while I was inching along in the middle of heavy traffic on my morning commute. With the lakes frozen, I assumed the eagle was looking for a meal in the still-flowing river. I was so tempted to turn off, park the car, and spend some time wildlife watching. But you’ve got to pay the bills, so I continued on to work. I wonder if anyone else stuck in traffic noticed the majestic raptor in the middle of the city?
I thought it would be fun to look back on the photos I took last year and pick out a few favorites. In the end, I suppose it’s really not about the photographs I’ve taken, but the wonders I’ve seen, and the photos that help me remember them. Here’s to more wondrous memories in 2018. Happy new year!
from Rail Dreams
from Solar Eclipse 2017