It finally warmed up a bit today as Mother Nature gave us a glimpse of spring time in Rockford, so I ran out after work to play with my new Canon 40d. It has been tough to just look at it the past few days, but between the warm weather and clear skies, it was some great conditions for a few pictures. I went to Rock Cut State Park and parked by the Native Prairie Planting on the north side of the park. When you see the height and strength of the grass in this prairie you begin to understand how difficult it must have been to clear the land for farming.

Prairie Grass at sunset, rock cut state park
I took this bridge over the frozen pond….

Bridge over the pond
And finally took a series of photos and stitched them together for a panorama of the entire pond and sunset.

Frozen pond panorama, rock cut state park

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