DAILY PHOTOGRAPHS Click on an image to see the rest of the photos in that gallery. 4/23 Star Grass of Some VarietyI have searched everywhere for the name of this flower, which has the appearance of Star Grass. Anyone know what it is? Our spring season is about 2 weeks later this year that last. These flowers were blooming the first week of April last year.4/22 Fire Hydrant In Dog ParkVery bright and colorful old fire plug sitting out in the middle of Portage Dog Park.4/21 Fence & ForsythiaA day late for "Fence Friday" but yesterday the forsythia weren't blooming. Finally a spell of warmer weather.4/20 First DandelionFirst and only dandelion I've seen this year.4/19 Vulture on House Across StreetDixie alerted us to this huge bird sitting on the roof of a house across the street. It soon flew away, after I got one shot.4/18 Old Bovista Species MushroomWe had several of these in hte lawn last fall, and I think that's what's left over. Apparently, still very much alive in spite of winter. It's cold, quite rigid and fleshy feeling.4/17 Dried LichensThis is the very same tree branch that I photographed on March 28 (see that pic in March folder). I've kept it out of the rain and snow since then, and it's dried out pretty much, but hasn't changed in the last few days. Now, I'm almost certain it's a lichen.4/16 Snow BudsSame bush as the last buds. They continue to grow in spite of the snow and cold at night--down to 18° at night. Notice the snowflakes on top of the buds.4/15 Frozen BeadworkHad some freezing rain very early this morning and still on everything when we were out walking. The sidewalks and roads weren't slippery though.4/14 Multi Colored Tree BarkThis Ash Tree has been leaking sap from around this cut branch for years, but now seems to have stopped. But, the discoloration of the bark remains where it hasn't peeled off. Also the other parts are really black from the heavy constant rains last night and today. The lichens are a beautiful green now too.4/13 Fence Friday:This short white fence serves as a nice backdrop for this Rhododendron which will have beautiful purple flowers in about a month.4/12 Star Rosette LichenA very common lichen in the North Woods.4/11 Green Buds Showing FinallyOur first warm day, and finally some green buds are showing on the underbrush bushes.4/10 Frozen PuddleInteresting pattern caught my eye immediately. Still having very cold weather and especially at night.4/9 April Snow SquallA few hours later it was all gone. but it still doesn't look like Spring!4/8 Heavy Frost CrystalsMuch heavier than yesterday. Some of these ice crystals are well over a half inch long and just sparkling in the morning sun.4/7 Frosty MorningLots of frost on everything this morning.4/6 Cruel April Fool JokeHey, it's supposed to be Springtime and not Winter. But is was pretty while it lasted. Did warm up today and melted everything.4/5 Oil On Water SolarizedStarted making bread and had just poured the oil in the pan. Colors interesting and nice composition, so had to stop and photograph it first. Needed some color boost, so reversed the tone curves--what we used to call Solarization.4/4 Levi On His Favorite Bed at Our HouseHis family was away this week on Sptring break.4/3 What Is ItThis would be extremely tough without a hint. It's wet pavement.4/2 Palette Leftover ColorsAfter drying, sometimes the left over colors present unusual patterns, as in this case.4/1 DaffodilsWhat would Easter be without flowers. Thse are greenhouse grown cause ours are just poking up slightly in a few protected areas. Daily Images December 2017 Images Taken in November 2017 October 2017 Images Images for September 2017 Images for August 2017 Images for July 2017Photographs Taken on Day Designated May & June 2017Daily images taken on the day designated.