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 stray
Our stray
Rhonda adopted one of the local stray cats; he's now comfortable enough to come eat in the house. Here, he protects the house from a host of invisible things.
photo by Mark Minasi