I just catch these catfish and put them back.Love to always catch the big ones of any species.
Around the house
Purple Coneflowers are gracing the entire state.
A heavy dew and recent rain made the Smoke Tree look almost covered in ice.
I was trying to catch the sparkle.
When I see these Spiderworts and Father's Day is near I think of a Father's Day trip to the Badlands and Sandhills. Those who have been in the Sandhills( North Central Nebraska) understand forty minutes drive is relatively short to run errands. Our project was a continued study over ten years of bison herds and making sure their rotation was not harming the native flora.A friend was away from his boy for the first time in twelve years. I felt his sadness a bit, and drew his favorite bloom, Spiderwort, on a card for him. I had everyone sign it and put a little note about their celebrations in the past. I had to laugh a bit, since this was the first holiday I had spent away from my children, but nobody reacted.We ate buffalo steaks for dinner and toasted with a bit of wine left behind by previous visitors to this biological station in the middle of the Sandhills. The cooks from our base station had sent too any cookies for this event over two weeks, so we had a nice dessert. We sat around the fire and told family stores all night, serenaded by the coyotes, and the love of our families traveled across the prairie on a gentle prairie breeze.