Interesting phenomena when ice freezes on top of water, then the water level lowers, leaving the ice inches above it.
Julie and Rochelle (R-L) drove down from Rapid City.
More dead turtles this spring, though mostly at a different pond.
This snapper was strangely lethargic.
Late spring blizzard raging outside the windows.
Dead snapping turtle, perhaps the lethargic one in the earlier photo?
Cousin Glenn inspecting a beaver dam over on Bear In The Lodge Creek.
Corey pulling a harrow to smooth the ground alongside the road.
Method of creating a guide line for grading the hocoka.
Linda and Bobby (R-L) stopped by while Corey and I were installing a faucet.
Evidence of a wood pecker?
Aerial view of Wingsprings with cousin John the pilot.
Another closer view of Wingsprings, thanks to cousin John.
Weekend visitors: Louis, Rachel, Michael, Mary, Jack Kayla and Jordan (R-L).
A mushroom erupting in the road. Seemed like so many this year.
Fun afternoon: cousin Roseanna, Aunt Opal, Mom and Dicksy (R-L).
This turtle walked all the way from the springs to the house to lay her eggs.
Half of the Tipi Sisters returned this summer: Mom, Ann, Phyllis and Fee (R-L).
Corey and Luis staining tongue & groove boards on a hot summer day.
Luis and Corey preparing the wicoti platforms for the lodges.
Peri enjoying herself in the late afternoon warmth.
All the way from Bellarmine University in Kentucky: Natalie and Seth.
Also from BU and the Bluegrass State: Nona, Patrick and Heather (R-L).
Corey and Luis on a hot summer afternoon with a fast moving rain shower to the northwest.
Pleasingly colored clouds.
Wingsprings ambience. It is beautiful here!
Kel and Sherri from Iowa visited on their way west.
This image reminds me of a famous painting.
Peter, Deanna and Greg (R-L).
Nailing up OSB sheathing in the garage.
Luis, Frank & Karen (from Indiana), Virginia (from Rapid City), Corey and Mom.
Group from our nation's capital: Jill, Pete, Emily, robin, Kelly, Rebecca, Sarah and Steve.
Corey and Luis staining the walls they had power washed a couple days earlier.
Luis power washing the cockpit walls. They really needed it.
Wingsprings sunset day: sun setting directly behind the Butte.
Justin and Clay trenching the electrical power to the garage.
View of the freshly stained walls of the house.
Same afternoon as the previous photo, this time with a rainbow.
Corey and Luis staining the boards that will be installed in the library.
Corey and Luis installing the tongue & groove they had stained.
Troy and his crew started graveling the road. Its going to be a multiyear project.
Troy grading the fresh "pit run" gravel.
An interesting spider (?) nest in the grass.
The decomposing shell of the snapping turtle that died in the spring.
View toward the southwest across the calm water of the Turtle Pond.
Regular mowing of what was a thistle patch has created a nice park-like setting.
Luis and Corey working on the new drain pipe extension at the east well.
Portrait of a buck captured on one of the trail cameras.
Interesting ice pattern radiating from above the spring in the southern-most pond.
Setting sunlight lighting the bottom of this cloud bank.
Tail view of a porcupine captured by a trail camera.
Tail view of a raccoon caught by trail camera.
December snow bank inside the hocoka.
Northeasterly view across the southern-most spring, which is directly beneath the ice hole.
Looking west across wind driven fingers of snow.
Interesting shadow pattern from the snow fence that the county installed.
Looking north toward the new picnic area.
A good crew to work with: Corey, Luis, Abe and Dan (R-L).
Pretty berries in the foreground.
Kent & Sandie from California on a bitterly cold late afternoon walk.
Native American Advocacy Program students.
Bonnie, Ren and Courtney (R-L).
Corey removed the stucco from the end wall...
...and then installed tongue & groove siding--very nicely.
Tusweca by Dennis with Wingsprings shadow in background.