Thursday, February 9, 2012

Aaah, the great outdoors

It's hard to have a bad day when you've got subject matter like this to play with. Wandering the Black Hills in February can be a very rewarding.

As the sun just peaks over the horizon, a fisherman begins his morning by drilling holes in the ice at Deerfield Lake.

Heavy frost creates ice crystals on grass stems.

More frost coats pine needles as buffalo in Wind Cave National Park idle away the day.

Sharptail grouse keep a nervous eye out for danger from their perch in a tree.

A group of elk lounge on a hillside in Wind Cave.

To top it off, a bald eagle hunts for prairie dogs in Custer State Park.


Jane Heitman Healy said...

Aaah, indeed! Thank you!

Friar Tuck said...

In my neck of the woods i see! Nice pics!