Saturday, May 30, 2015

May 2015

Severe weather above St. Columba Church in northeast Yankton County.
May started dry, but ended the opposite with plenty of clouds and and rain.  I was able to get out and capture some a few of the dramatic scenes weather like this offers.  I also took a lot of time to seek out spring migratory songbirds and warblers this month.  Here are my 12 favorite photos for you.  Click on the photo for a larger file to view and thanks for checking in!

Sunset with two storm clouds above Red Lake in Brule County.

A full rainbow after heavy rain in Turner County.

Lighting over Red Lake

The road through Union Grove State Park.

A black-throated green warbler at Lake Herman State Park near Madison.

Summer tanager at Newton Hills State Park.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird at Newton Hills State Park.

Doe in the woods of Big Sioux Recreation Area near Brandon.

Abandoned in the Bijou Hills.

Sunrise in the Badlands.

Dawn breaks in Badlands National Park.

Friday, May 1, 2015

April 2015

Snow Trillium at Newton Hills State Park
Here are 12 photos of my favorites from April, 2015.  It was a very colorful month.  Click on an image for a larger file to view and thanks for stopping by. 

Northern Lights over a water tower just west of Crooks, SD

Faint northern lights and star trails north of Oslo Church south of Volga, SD

An arc of Northern Lights reflected in southern Lake Thompson

Roseni Lutheran after a spring rain storm in rural Union County, SD

A rainbow over Faith United Lutheran of Yankton County, SD

Sunset colored clouds just north of Chancellor, SD

Spring buds at The Japanese Gardens of Terrace Park in Sioux Falls, SD

Northern Cardinal in spring buds at Big Sioux Recreation Area near Brandon, SD

On the edge of Falls Park on a beautiful spring day

Ruby-crowned Kinglet at Newton Hills State Park

Evening light on Lake Lakota of Newton Hills State Park