Spring has arrived in the northwoods of Wisconsin. Driving along a county road we saw (and avoided) many turtles in the road and beside it. We also saw the lupine blooming in certain areas. It’s low to the ground and the light needs to be from the right angle to see it’s lovely colors, otherwise it blends in with the grass, dirt and sand. We rounded a corner and I admired a large patch of lupines, noting that I needed to return to photograph it. As I was studying the flowers I looked beyond them and saw something looking back at me. On the edge of the woods, blending in with the shadows, was a black bear. He looked at me and then ambled back into the woods. Needless to say, when I returned the next day to photograph the lovely flowers I was very aware of my surroundings. A slight rustle in the woods and I stopped to see who or what it was. This time it wasn’t my friend the bear, but it was only a squirrel.