Outside my studio/office at Principia College there is a growing cast of characters and the weather gets wilder every year. This past year I have seen a cougar (lost the photo when I turned off my camera that did not have a memory card in it—lesson learned), a bobcat (apparently one of four on campus), a very large turkey, bald eagles, pelicans, a very large coyote, a cute rabbit (most likely food for the coyote) and an assortment of birds and creatures. The studio is the best place to watch as the storms roar across Missouri and slam into the bluffs. Lightning is fun to shoot and very hard to capture. My goal for the rest of the year is to get a shot of the cougar (with a camera ready to shoot at a moments notice) and get shots of some of the small critters also.