This female Red-winged Blackbird was foraging through the tall grass on an early spring morning. She’s finding seeds dropped from a feeder that hangs above this spot.
The female looks quite a bit different from the male, with his jet-black body and bright red shoulders.
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That God once loved a garden we learn in Holy writ.
And seeing gardens in the Spring I well can credit it.
~Winifred Mary Letts
I would love to be able to boast that I took this photo from a flowerbed in our yard. This stunning display is another scene from West of the Lake Gardens in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
After the long, hard winter we experienced this year, this spot of incredible beauty is healing therapy for the soul.
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After a bit of a delay, due to an unusually cold start to spring, the tulips are now in top form throughout northeast Wisconsin.
In a sea of red and yellow tulips, these orange toned specimens stood out. The color reminded me of flames – like garden torches.
These beauties were found in Manitowoc’s West of the Lake Gardens. The garden delayed their season opening by a couple of weeks due to the weather.
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Early spring gives us some of it’s first blooming beauty on the trees. This bunch of blossoms, was part of springtime’s opening ceremony. They were perfectly position at the end of a low hanging branch, discovered on a walk through a local wooded area.
I decided to take on the challenge of processing these as a monochrome image. Since they were white flowers, it proved to be more of a challenge than I bargained for. It’s difficult to maintain any kind of detail with all that white.
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On a summer trip to the shore of Lake Superior, a few years ago, we had the opportunity to wade through the clear, icy cold waters.
This is a collection of colorful rocks in the shallow water near the Wisconsin shore of Lake Superior.
I used this as my desktop wallpaper for a long time and always thought it would be a challenging image for a large puzzle.
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The sunrise was almost blocked by the cloud bank over Lake Michigan. Even with the clouds, the sun powered through. The dampening effect of the clouds was enough to give this scene an early evening feel.
This is the companion image to Blue Harbor – posted a few days ago.
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A morning view of the sun rising over the Algoma, Wisconsin harbor with the piers and lighthouse in the distance.
The foreground is mostly mud and the footprints are from water foul that enjoy piddling around in there.
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I was out taking photos of one of my favorite lighthouses and spotted some daffodils on the drive home. I stopped and took photos of the normal yellow variety and then thought to drive around Kewaunee, WI to see if I could find more.
This is one from a home that had an impressive display, featuring many varieties. I spent quite a bit of time snapping daffodils.
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