North Dakota (various years and seasons)

North Dakota is beautiful any time of the year. Unfortunately, it is just too cold outside to enjoy its beauty during the six winter month. Camera freezes, too, so I apologize for the limited numbers of winter pics...

Grand Forks streets lined with blooming trees are nothing short of spectacular
A tree in front of my house Sometimes it rains in Grand Forks

Scott Snyder and Vasyl Tkach on Forest River

Some caterpillars look like jewels

This hognose snake is perfectly alive, just pretending to be dead These are not cherries, they are apples
Avocets are among my favorite ND birds Yellow-headed blackbirds are common in wetlands
Ground squirrels are always busy destroying lawns Red-necked grebe is one of several species of grebes in ND

Nuthatch does what it is supposed to do

Gooseberries by my house do well

 One of the few really bright batterflies in North Dakota

Wood ducks are among most beautiful ducks in the world

Mallard couple deciding how many babies can they afford in this economy

Wood frog in early spring  White thoated sparrow in my backyard
Early fall  Leopard frog enjoys one of the last warm days of the fall 
And so does garter snake...  And so do turtles...

Swans and geese are tough and stay until there is some open water

And until winter comes...

Winter treats for birds... Winter fun...
 More of winter fun... Then spring comes again...