I get very excited this time of year. The summer heat is gone, the earth is damp and the rain is falling.
We now get to see some of the shyer creatures that live in our yard. By far, my yard favorite is the Rough-skinned newt. This little fella has toxic skin, so I'm no longer inclined to have them crawling across my hands, but I sure enjoy watching them amble through the forest and across the path.
Photography has been an important part of my expression since high school.