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)

Aquatic coreopsis
Aquatic coreopsis
I had no idea that there were varieties of coreopsis that lived in the water, but these guys were living in about 12 inches of a local pond. I may have mis-identified this flower, but I don't think so.
photo by Mark Minasi