Three brief items today:
First, if you’re from here in Nebraska, you might be interested in a free photo workshop I’m leading next Saturday (Jan 13) from 9:30 am to 2 pm. The workshop is designed for people who don’t have a lot of photography experience and want to learn how to better use whatever camera they have (from a phone to a digital SLR camera). You can see more information about the workshop here.
Second, thanks to everyone who played the Plant Game this week. The names I made up were Eggs-and-toast, Starry Flipwick, and Jasper Penny. I won the first two (at least one real plant name got more votes than my fake one) but over half of you figured out that Jasper Penny isn’t a real plant. The mystery photo was Pyrrhopappus grandiflorus (Tuberuos false dandelion). I actually posted the same photo back in May 2016. It is common in the southern U.S. but only known from one location in Nebraska.
Third, here is this week’s photo. I went to a nearby frozen wetland yesterday, looking for photo opportunities. I wasn’t finding much of interest until I started looking at the edges of where snow had melted away from protruding plants. There, I found some interesting patterns among the ice crystals, often with dark shadows beneath them. This was my favorite shot of the day. I think I see Bambi the fawn (left side, facing to the right). What do you see?