Levi, Jen and Brian (R-L) were the first visitors of this 14th Wingsprings year.
Students and staff from Illinois College spent a night and parts of a few days at Wingsprings in mid-March.
Illinois College students during early morning walk to gate.
This year Mom and I installed a new windsock on Dad's birthday.
Students from Stanford University visited in late March for a few hours.
The picked-clean skeleton of a deer that died along the pond beyond.
Sandrine, Rachel, Mike and Tyler (R-L).
Mid April sunset.
Tyler and his parents.
May 2: Tyler leaving to a National Park Service job.
Spring is a time of (re)birth, but this baby turtle didn't survive.
Nor did this little bird.
Maria (R) and friend.
Peri, Maria, Richard and Jacob (R-L).
Participants in this year's first Lakota Lands & Identities seminar shared in celebrating Mom's birthday.
University of Illinois architecture students and faculty spent a day here.
Kent riding Little Red like a bucking bronco!
Fee and Phyllis planting the garden.
Dennis, Kitti, Jack, Vern and Nancy (R-L).
The second Lakota Lands & Identities seminar eating lunch.
Kaitlin, John, Joe, Leah, Nancy and Harvey (R-L).
CAIRNS Research Fellow, Sandrine (R), and her parents.
Can you see the long bull snake in the foreground?
Fr. Powell, Jacob, Kaitlin, John and Angie (R-L).
Wonder if this is the same bull snake we saw here 6 days earlier? Notice the two rabbit sentinels?
Jacob and Kaitlin on his last intern day.
Jared, Rochelle and Callie stopped by in early August.
Interesting cloud formation.
Early evening, looking west.
Another early evening, west-looking view.
More notable clouds.
Bob from Chicago spent the night before continuing on.
Garden produce with a hazy smokey sky.
Strange looking clouds.
Mom sorting beans.
Mom in the garden.
Sharla and Chris (R-L).
Facade drawing for a new storage shed we are calling the "hangar."
Jordan from Minnesota.
Eleanor from Ohio.
Looking past the windsock toward an October sunset.
One of the rabbits checking out the deck.
Early November snow with the frame of the hangar under construction.
The hangar crew: Brad, Daryl and Cetan (R-L).
Mid November sunset.
Another November sunset.
And yet another!
The blue canister finally leaving Wingsprings now that the hangar is completed.
More of the hangar construction crew: Jay, Brad and Harvey (R-L).
What is it about November sunsets?
Jay and Randy (R-L) during final inspection of the hangar.
Early December snow storm.
The hangar as built; not that different from the original drawing of the facade.
New kitchen cabinets, but we are still waiting for the stoves.
Cousin Glenn helped install lights in the hangar.
Distant view of Wingsprings looking west.
Sandie, Kent, Dicksy, Mom and Harvey (R-L).
Francie burying the quilt she and Andrea sewed for the Takuwe exhibit.
Andrea raking the earth over their quilt.
Early morning view of Andrea with her quilt and the wicoti in the background.
Francie, Mom and Andrea (R-L).
January 6 early morning.
January 14 early morning.
The stoves are installed! Finally.
Roof scape in early February.
Mid February view toward wicoti.
Velma and Diane (R-L).