December, Once Again

 

 

Here are 107 photographs from December, 2013.

With these I completed my “Circle Around the Sun.”

I photographed Nine Mile Prairie an average of twice a week for an entire year.

It has taken another year to process the photographs

and to publish them to this website.

 

 

Dec 1 Dawn at the East Fence Line

Dec 1 Dawn at the East Fence Line

 

Fuzzy Seed Head in Gray Light

Fuzzy Seed Head in Gray Light

 

High Wispy Clouds of a Morning

High Wispy Clouds of a Morning

 

Sunrise Through Sumac

Sunrise Through Sumac

 

Sage Gone Blue

Sage Gone Blue

 

A Big Batch of Bittersweet Catching Morning Sun

A Big Batch of Bittersweet Catching Morning Sun

 

Goldenrod Seedheads Side Lit

Goldenrod Seedheads Side Lit

 

Curly Frosted Grass

Curly Frosted Grass

 

Goldenrods Backlit

Goldenrods Backlit

 

Grassy Cowlick

Grassy Cowlick

 

Down Slope to a Draw

Down Slope to a Draw

 

Through A Few Young Trees to a Hillside

Through A Few Young Trees to a Hillside

 

A Few Dark Seed Heads in Golden Grass

A Few Dark Seed Heads in Golden Grass

 

Grass Seed Head Backlit

Grass Seed Head Backlit

 

Mullein Leaves Frosted on the Ground

Mullein Leaves Frosted on the Ground

 

Delicate Shafts of Morning Light Through Brown Grass

Delicate Shafts of Morning Light Through Brown Grass

 

Foxtail and Barb Wire

Foxtail and Barb Wire

 

Lincoln Electric System's Power Lines Along the South Border

Lincoln Electric System’s Power Lines Along the South Border

 

A Marshy Spot at the East End of the South Draw

A Marshy Spot at the East End of the South Draw

 

Bushwhack Place

Bushwhack Place

 

Soft December Light on a South Draw Hillside

Soft December Light on a South Draw Hillside

 

Past a Rasberry Bramble into the South Draw Woods

Past a Rasberry Bramble into the South Draw Woods

 

Down Tree with White Disc Fungus CU

Down Tree with White Disc Fungus CU

 

Down Tree with White Disc Fungus

Down Tree with White Disc Fungus

 

The Grassy Wet Groove of the South Draw

The Grassy Wet Groove of the South Draw

 

Down Tree Impediment in the South Draw

Down Tree Impediment in the South Draw

 

Down Tree Tangle in the South Draw

Down Tree Tangle in the South Draw

 

Dead Tree with Shelf Fungus Colony

Dead Tree with Shelf Fungus Colony

 

Shelf Fungus Colony

Shelf Fungus Colony

 

Marshy Wide Spot in the South Draw

Marshy Wide Spot in the South Draw

 

Grassy Hummock in the South Draw

Grassy Hummock in the South Draw

 

Crossing Place in the South Draw

Crossing Place in the South Draw

 

Milkweed Mangle

Milkweed Mangle

 

High White Wisps

High White Wisps

 

Plum Bush Black Against a Gray Sky Morning

Plum Bush Black Against a Gray Sky Morning

 

Right Next to a Black Plum Bush Patch

Right Next to a Black Plum Bush Patch

 

Hillside to Hillside Across a Dark Draw

Hillside to Hillside Across a Dark Draw

 

Grass Meets Bush Edge

Grass Meets Bush Edge

 

Grass Meets Bush Edge Wide

Grass Meets Bush Edge – Wide

 

A Symphony of Browns, Duns, and Creams

A Symphony of Browns, Duns, and Creams

 

The Well

The Well

 

The Seep Frozen - Wide

The Seep Frozen – Wide

 

The Seep Frozen - CU

The Seep Frozen – CU

 

The Seep Frozen - Down From Above

The Seep Frozen – Down From Above

 

Blond Grass - Dark Vines

Blond Grass – Dark Vines

 

Big Vines Place in the South Draw

Big Vines Place in the South Draw

 

Big Vines Place in the South Draw - MS

Big Vines Place in the South Draw – MS

 

Big Vines Place in the South Draw - CU

Big Vines Place in the South Draw – CU

 

Bird Box 30

Bird Box 30

 

Evidence of Recent Deer Presence

Evidence of Recent Deer Presence

 

The Place I Call The Deer Park

The Place I Call The Deer Par

 

Juniper Edge

Juniper Edge

 

The Edge of Starkness

The Edge of Starkness

 

The Edge Effect 1

The Edge Effect 1

 

The Edge Effect 2

The Edge Effect 2

 

The Edge Effect 3

The Edge Effect 3

 

Game Trail Into the Brush

Game Trail Into the Brush

 

The Edge Effect 4

The Edge Effect 4

 

Faint Game Trail Under a Small Tree

Faint Game Trail Under a Small Tree

 

At the Mouth of the Upper South Draw

At the Mouth of the Upper South Draw

 

Spiky Seed Pod Gone Brown

Spiky Seed Pod Gone Brown

 

Headed East Into the Marshy Part of the Big South Draw

Headed East Into the Marshy Part of the Big South Draw

 

Broken Tree Limbs on the Ground

Broken Tree Limbs on the Ground

 

Woody Plants Support Dead Grass

Woody Plants Support Dead Grass

 

Gateway to the Middle Marsh in the South Draw

Gateway to the Middle Marsh in the South Draw

 

Elderly Thorny Locust Spikes

Elderly Thorny Locust Spikes

 

Mullein Seed Head

Mullein Seed Head

 

Mullein Seed Head CU

Mullein Seed Head CU

 

Hanging Twig with Green Moss

Hanging Twig with Green Moss

 

Twin Trunk Trees

Twin Trunk Trees

 

Twin Trunk Trees Higher Up

Twin Trunk Trees Higher Up

 

A Clearing Where a Big Tree Dropped Limbs

A Clearing Where a Big Tree Dropped Limbs

 

At the Edge of the Big Cedar Grove

At the Edge of the Big Cedar Grove

 

Stark Gray Edge Marching Onto the Prairie

Stark Gray Edge Marching Onto the Prairie

 

 December Wide Shot

Gray December Wide Shot

 

Carnivore Turd Frozen

Carnivore Turd Frozen

 

One Year Mark

One Year Mark

 

Grass and Snow on the First Hillside

Grass and Snow on the First Hillside

 

Twigs in Snow

Twigs in Snow

 

Snow Knocks Down Grass

Snow Knocks Down Grass

 

Sunlight Filtered Through Trees Onto Snow on the Draw Hillside

Sunlight Filtered Through Trees Onto Snow on the Draw Hillside

 

Snow on a Bough

Snow on a Bough

 

Naked Cottonwood Branches Against December's Blue

Naked Cottonwood Branches Against December’s Blue

 

Sunlight Goes To Work on a Snow Covered Down Tree

Sunlight Goes To Work on a Snow Covered Down Tree

 

Sunlight Penetrates the Draw Lightng Up Tracks in the Snow

Sunlight Penetrates the Draw Lightng Up Tracks in the Snow

 

At the Base of Grandmother Cottonwood

At the Base of Grandmother Cottonwood

 

Tree Shadows on the Snow Covered Path

Tree Shadows on the Snow Covered Path

 

Snow Covered Path Crossing the South Draw

Snow Covered Path Crossing the South Draw

 

At the Seep in the Snow

At the Seep in the Snow

 

Looking Into the Snowy Draw From Above

Looking Into the Snowy Draw From Above

 

Snowy Game Trail in Deer Park

Snowy Game Trail in Deer Park

 

Self Portrait After One Year

Self Portrait After One Year

 

Buck Scrape

Buck Scrape

 

Deer Tracks Into the Prairie Snow

Deer Tracks Into the Prairie Snow

 

Sumac Stand in the Snow

Sumac Stand in the Snow

 

Near the Head of the South Draw

Near the Head of the South Draw

 

Through the Brush Along the South Fence

Through the Brush Along the South Fence

 

Bumpy Snow

Bumpy Snow

 

Kandinsky Might Like This One

Kandinsky Might Like This One

 

The Gully Where the East Draw Joins the South Draw

The Gully Where the East Draw Joins the South Draw

 

The Base of the Big Boy Cottonwood

The Base of the Big Boy Cottonwood

 

Snow in the Crotch of the Big Boy Cottonwood

Snow in the Crotch of the Big Boy Cottonwood

 

Up the Trunk of the Big Boy Cottonwood

Up the Trunk of the Big Boy Cottonwood

 

At the Five Sisters in the Snow

At the Five Sisters in the Snow

 

In the Shadow of the Five Sisters in the Snow

In the Shadow of the Five Sisters in the Snow

 

Composition at the Five Sisters in the Snow

Composition at the Five Sisters in the Snow

 

Grass Stalks and Shadows in the Snow

Grass Stalks and Shadows in the Snow