|American Avocet (photo by Chelsea Sorenson)|
Went to the Apple Creek wetlands east of Bismarck on Sunday morning to bird with my daughter, Chelsea Sorenson. She is a budding photographer and quite a good birder in her own right. May was such a windy month here that we didn't do much birding; hence, we missed many of the migrating birds who hurry north to the Arctic. But our time Sunday was rewarded with some good sightings. Here are a few of the best of my daughter's photos this week.
|Black-crowned Night Heron (photo by Chelsea Sorenson)|
|Canada Goose family (photo by Chelsea Sorenson)|
|Baird Sandpipers (photo by Chelsea Sorenson)|
|Apple Creek wetlands at sunset (photo by Chelsea Sorenson)|
You can see more of her photography on Facebook on her "Wild Dakota Photos" page.
Later Sunday afternoon, I attended the (sadly) final "Conversation" at Bismarck State College, presented by President Larry Skogen and Clay S. Jenkinson. The topic today was "Kill the Indian, Save the Man."
|Dr. Skogen and Clay|
|Quite a crowd at the BSC Energy Center|
|Clay's farewell and a summary of all of the "Conversations"|
The Red Oak House garden is exploding with irises and the air is filled with their delicate and sweet fragrance. New ones this week were
|Adriatic Waves Iris|
|Vision in Pink Iris|
Spring and summer are such busy and happy times in North Dakota.
"It's enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment." Gabriel Garcia Marquez