Tag: winter

Asian Ladybugs Hibernating Sketch

Oh Boy! Look what I found! It’s a cluster of Asian Ladybugs (or Lady Beetles) hibernating under tree bark: I’m currently reading a wonderful book by Bernd Heinrich titled, Winter World.  In Heinrich’s book he describes various animal techniques for survival in the winter.… Continue Reading “Asian Ladybugs Hibernating Sketch”

Orland Grasslands at Sunset

Yesterday I made a visit to the Orland Grasslands. It’s the kind of place you drive by and say to yourself, “I just want to run wild in that vast prairie! I want to run and run and run and never stop!” Orland Grassland… Continue Reading “Orland Grasslands at Sunset”

What’s in the Winter Woods?

It’s cloudy, lightly snowing and 25°F. Of all the places on the earth, where do you wish to be the most? Why in the woods of course! Deep in the woods…I don’t blame you… For when you are  in the woods on a magical… Continue Reading “What’s in the Winter Woods?”

Ice Covered Everything

Yes it’s a pain to deal with, but oh how beautiful it can be…. An ice/snow storm hit the Chicago area yesterday making driving to work an extra long nightmare. Many people decided to play hookie, being that it was Friday, but I was… Continue Reading “Ice Covered Everything”

Gray Day Fun

So what can you do on a dreary gray winter day? Why, you can have some fun hiking on the Little Red Schoolhouse grounds, of course! Don’t let a bunch of clouds steal your fun away. Look at how beautiful it is…. ….even without… Continue Reading “Gray Day Fun”