2009 Photos: Birds, Butterflies, Beautyberries, Bullfrogs, Bears and More

It's been a busy year -- little time for pictures -- but I have managed to snap a few. As always, I'm blessed to spend much of my time in places where we get to see a bit of wildlife, and I love sharing it.

(in roughly chronological order)

Our pet stag
Our pet stag
Every winter, the deer come out -- the tourists are gone -- and we've watched this little guy grow up. Last winter, he even got a little bit of horns, as we saw this late January day.
photo by Mark Minasi