Thursday, February 23, 2012

Stick with the theme

Since this is the year of doom per the Mayan calendar, we'll go with another shot of ominous skies (what can I say, it was a cloudy week).

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

February Skies

Strange winter it has been.  No snow.  Temps above normal.  And the last few days the skies cloud over like a July thunder storm.  Here's a shot of one who does not let the threatening skies ruin his day in the field.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Cornered again

It's been awhile, but it happened again.  Traveling in unknown areas, I came across another gang. A gang of......ewes?  As far as I know, sheep are pretty docile, but these gals looked they meant business.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Getting ready for next Christmas

On a little photo journey the other morning, I found an unexpected surprise.  Right here in Illinois, albeit close to the Wisconsin border, Santa has a covert operation.  A reindeer farm.  Yep, he's got a herd of them creating future Rangifer Tarandus to make sure he can make his yearly deliveries.  Looks like this guy is being fed well.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Lazy Americans

Lesson of the day.  Deer were originally called darlings by the early settlers, due to their non threatening nature.  But, as Americans tend to be lazy, they shortened the name to deer since it was easier to say and spell.  By any name, though, it's always a treat when you see 'em.