Tuesday morning was on the chilly side. When I woke up, it was clear, calm, and minus five degrees Fahrenheit. In short, a perfect day to head out for some prairie photography!
As the sun rose, I was tramping through the snow in a small restored prairie on the east side of Aurora. I shared the prairie with a small flock of tree sparrows moving around the prairie and feeding on seeds from tall wildflowers and grasses. There were also a few tracks of mice through the snow, and a great horned owl flushed from the wooded edge of the prairie as I walked in. Otherwise, it was just me and a lot of frosty prairie plants.
I didn’t set out to photograph any particular thing, but I ended up focusing mainly on frozen flowers. Below are a few of the images I came home with. (Click on any photo to see a larger, sharper version of it.)