Monday, June 2, 2014

Best of May 2014

Vangen Church just outside of Mission Hill, SD
Here are my favorites from May of 2014.  A later spring allowed for some good birding opportunities and a trip west river over Memorial Day weekend brought spring wildflowers and a unique country church in front of my lens.  Click on an image for a larger file to view and thanks for checking in!

Oslo Church (Brookings County) with the Milky Way and distant light pollution of Sioux Falls in early May.

The waxing gibbous moon in rural taken in rural Lincoln County.

The full moon over the Old Courthouse Museum Tower in Sioux Falls.

Signs of spring with blooming trees in south Sioux Falls in mid-May.

A Magnolia warbler at the Dells of the Big Sioux south of Dell Rapids, SD.

Baltimore orioles at Good Earth State Park at Blood Run.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird at the Good Earth feeders.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and blooming lilac at Sherman Park in Sioux Falls.

Dew on mountain bluebells in Wind Cave National Park.

Dew on a star lily (also called sand lily) at Wind Cave NP.

My dad at the Old Stone Church at sunset in rural Corson County over Memorial Day Weekend.  For more shots of this unique and historic church, check out my Prairie Sanctuaries Facebook page here: