Friday, February 6, 2009

South Dakota Hoppers

Things here in Minnesota are starting to look a little better. Last weekend we had our first 40+ degree day and this weekend the temps might make it back up there again. The rivers are starting to thaw a bit and open up and we are starting to see some of the waterfowl returning. I can't get my hopes up to high, because it will be a good month or more before things really begin to thaw out but these sunny 30+ degree days that we have been having are making many people think of spring.
So here I give you some more memories from last summer to help tide us all over until the world of white departs for another year.
These are pictures that I took in South Dakota in August. Although nothing pictured here can not be found fairly commonly in Minnesota.
I like to take pictures of frogs and toads. Toads have such a unique texture to them and I have always been kind of fascinated with photographing texture. Frogs are pretty smooth but have great color and some really cool eyes.
Since spring is not that far away I am going to have to try and post some more of my back log of 2008 pics. With over 100 posts worth of pics, and some new pics that I have taken so far this year, I have a lot of work to do to get them all posted before it gets nice and I begin snapping hundreds of shots per day again. Plus I am hoping to get the initial version of my website out with in the next couple of months. It will take a while to get it to where I want it, my ideas are pretty ambitious, but I would like to get it at least started before the summer. So stay tuned.

8 comments:

madcobug said...

Those are great shots. I like frogs also. Helen

Coastcard said...

I really admire your photography. Best of luck with the website: keep us posted as to those 'ambitious plans' as they develop!

ramblingwoods.com said...

I love frogs and toads and you got some great photos...

Kallen305 said...

I love the pictures of the frogs and toads. All of your photos have inspired me to get a magnifying lens for my camera so I can try photgraphing things besides bird this spring and summer.

Shellmo said...

Your photos definitely make me appreciate the frog and toad textures!

mountain.mama said...

Even though I don't like grasshoppers, I like the first picture. I like frogs and toads too.

Mary said...

A lovely variety of hoppers!

2sweetnsaxy said...

These are wonderful shots. I don't get to see many frogs. Spring will be here before you know it. :-)