I’ve finally gotten through all the survey responses many of you provided over the last couple weeks, including all of the open-ended comments from the last two questions. Again, I really appreciate everyone who took the time to take that survey, and I am especially grateful for all your constructive and thoughtful suggestions.
Earlier this week, I shared a close-up photo of ice melting along the edge of a stream, and promised more. Here they are. One of the joys of close-up photography is the chance to capture intricate beauty from unexpected places. In this case, I never would have stopped to look at this half-frozen muddy stream beneath a concrete highway bridge if I hadn’t been looking for photographic opportunities. Even then, it took me a lot of trial and error before I ended up with any images I really liked. Notwithstanding my wet, cold, and muddy pants and some suspicious glances from passersby, I’m really glad I took the time.
Ok, enough with ice photos. I’ll try to get back to some prairie ecology next week.