Nothing to see here


A male Ringed Neck Pheasant struts his stuff on a sunny March afternoon. A nice large group sure did add color to the rapidly melting grain field on a late winter day.

For such big birds in open fields these guys always seem tough to photograph. Always moving and understandably a bit skittish.

Listening to shadows


Listening to the light as it peeks into forests that were dark as night only weeks ago.


Hearing shadows say a new season is on the way.


Light and dark meet to melt creeks.



With brighter light comes brighter shadows.


Cold snow and warm shadows bring a treat to end the day.

Holding On.


When the wind blows hard it’s all about holding on.

March tends to be a windy month and this day was no exception. A female Red Winged Blackbird holding on to a somewhat smallish cattail as the March wind blows. Looking forward to those April showers.