A beautiful January sunset
A February snowstorm was beautiful only to those who didn't have to worry about moving all the snow or figuring out how to drive in it!
In March I took a trip to California to visit my brother. It was nice to see green grass, water that wasn't frozen, and birds that wouldn't be back to Minnesota for a couple months yet.
April brought a few spring birds back to Minnesota, including this Robin who was determined to battle that "other" robin taunting him from the window reflection.
In May the colorful summer birds finally arrived. They're the hope we hold in our thoughts and hearts during the long Minnesota winter.
Backyard critters enjoying June clover and other treats falling from the birdfeeder above.
A long July weekend in northern Minnesota gave me the opportunity to photograph this rainbow over Snowbank Lake after a brief late afternoon thunderstorm.
Thankfully we saw more Monarch butterflies this summer than last year. An August Monarch took advantage of the Rough Blazing Star blooming in my backyard wildflower garden.
In September, this first year Cooper's Hawk was trying its best to catch one of the birds hanging out on my deck. Unfortunately, no birds were caught, but I did get the chance to capture this awesome photo!
Fall colors delighted the senses in October.
Early one morning in November, this small buck showed up in the backyard to sample some of the corn we put out for birds and bunnies.
Happy Christmas from me and my pretty girl Holly the Pibble!