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I just ran across some photos I had taken late in the spring at Hoffman Hills Recreation Area. I’m a little behind on some of my photo processing.

Prairie Smoke

Prairie Smoke

Backlit leaves are one of my favorite subjects in the spring and Hoffman Hills is one of my favorite places to photograph them. Unfortunately the bad weather prevented me from getting out much. When I did make it to Hoffman Hills I found that the DNR had done a controlled burn in the prairie area and most of the Popular trees were in bad shape. I did find a few in the wetlands to photograph.

Popular Leaves

Popular Leaves

With the controlled burn many of the early flowers were abundant although it was a little messy to photograph them because every time I kneeled down I was covered with black from the fire. It was a little difficult photographing because of strong winds in the prairie.

Wild Lupine

Wild Lupine

Wild Lupine and Prairie Smoke

Wild Lupine and Prairie Smoke

More photos from Hoffman Hills Recreation Area can be found on my website.

This past week I’ve been wandering around taking photos of spring tree buds and flowers. Most of this activity has taken place at Hoffman Hills Recreation Area which seems to be several weeks ahead of the farm in terms of tree budding.

Just a few days ago the Weeping Willow Trees were just yellow branches. A few days later the tree was starting to leaf out and was covered with flowers. 

This was taken about a week ago just as the maple trees were starting to get their buds. 

A few days later the maple buds were much further along. 

The Pussy Willow Trees are just about done flowering and are starting to get their leaves.

This is a photo of the Poplar Tree flowers that had fallen into a small pond.