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)

Egret takes flight
Egret takes flight
Well, okay, apparently they eventually DO see you. This bird hung around the house in Pungo for a few days taking advantage of somewhat higher-than-usual ditch water levels.
photo by Mark Minasi