Sunday, January 1, 2017

December 2016

Early December snow flurries at Sioux Falls Outdoor Campus
December started colorful and bright and ended wintery and cold here in South Dakota.  I guess that is one of the reasons why we are called the land of infinite variety.  Here are twelve favorite photos from the month for you.  Click on an image for a larger file to view.  Thanks for checking in and Happy 2017 to all!

Cedar Waxwing at Lake Vermillion Recreation Area

Northern Cardinal with December 10th snowfall at SF Outdoor Campus

Phillips Avenue in Sioux Falls with an evening snowfall

Drifting snow in blizzard conditions outside my living room window

Jack Frost leaving messages on my storm door window

Negative seven degree sunset in northern Minnehaha County the week before Christmas

Horned Lark near sunset after the Christmas Blizzard in Dewey County

After the blizzard just south of Isabel, SD

Icy sunset after the Christmas blizzard south of Isabel, SD

The subsiding ground blizzard at sunset south of Isabel make the landscape look almost alien

Earthshine on the setting crescent moon - taken on December 31st, 2016