One of several red-tailed hawks that make the green belt along Coleman Creek in Little Rock’s University District their home. This fellow was probably looking for lunch.
No exotic locations. No great landmarks. Just nighttime as seen from our deck tonight through a 30-second exposure.
And other visions in the night that we liked:
This big and beautiful polyphemus moth was fluttering around the parking lot at work on Friday. Of course I had to take his portrait. More detailed shots of this lovely fellow are below.
A work project meant spending Thursday morning at the Arkansas state Capitol. The building is beautiful and quite grand, from the shining bronze doors outside to the soft white marble walls that make up its interior.
This split-second story comes from the bottom of its hand-lettered heart.
May is usually a little late for “snow birding” bald eagles, but this late-stayer was a welcome sight nonetheless. He sat atop a tall cypress in the middle of an old Arkansas River oxbow within sight of Little Rock’s skyline. Such a treat!
And the winner is … Spring!
Arkansas did have one more round of snow on St. Patrick’s Day, with enough ice and snow to cause a 10- to 15-car pileup that shut down I-630 during the morning commute. However, Spring has gotten down to business and has taken the state in its firm grip.
Winter has its moments of beauty.
After a few springlike days, winter came roaring back, taking Round 2. The system dropped freezing rain, several inches of sleet and topped it all off with snow. Schools were shut down for days and traffic stopped on I-40 and I-55 in northeastern Arkansas.
The heavy winter layer took all the joy out of the daffodils in back of the office. So sad.
Winter vs. Spring. The fight is on! Round 1 goes to Spring. Images taken Feb. 27 in Little Rock.