We might expect some snow on a cactus in Arizona, but only in a unique ecosystem can we see this in Wisconsin. This prickly-pear cactus, and dozens more like it, grow in the arid soil of the Oak Barrens State Natural Area
Waiting Out Winter
Mother Nature has thrown a lot at these feathered friends this Winter. But survive they do and someday soon it will be Spring.
Best viewed on black background.
This is an animal, like the badger, that we just don't see very often. It was a treat coming across this cute little thing.
The Governor's Christmas Tree
This was photographed while on a public tour of the Governor's Mansion. The mirror is on the opposite wall of the formal dining room from me.
I'll Be Gnome For Christmas
Photographed while on a public tour of the Governor's Mansion.
Feelin' Some Pain
The facial expression of the BYU runner shows some of the pain felt by the competitors near the end of the NCAA Cross-Country National Championship. The chill factor is 22 degrees.
The Lead Pack
Hundreds of the nation's fastest men and women collegiate cross-country runners descending on Madison on November 17th for the NCAA National Championships. The UW runner (#723) is Morgan McDonald and in a few minutes he will become the National Champion.
Best viewed on the white background for the "snow effect"!
You are invited to sit for a while … to enjoy your rest … to enjoy the changing of the seasons … and to see why Fall might just be the best.
View From Ferry Bluff
The Ferry Bluff State Natural Area is a favorite for nesting eagles and is closed from November 15th through April 1st each year to protect them. Great view after a steep hike.
When My Boat Capsized
I was left floundering a couple miles off shore from Madison's Monona Terrace.
Photo effect done with a long telephoto on a very windy day. Shot from a city park about three miles away.