Its that time of year up here in the northern region (Michigan) when its tough out in the field to find interesting subjects to shoot, the vegetation’s wasted from the heavy winter snows, and the snow is melting down and dirty looking. March is just a bleak month. Every year at the end of February I will start to search through the local metro park swamps (Stoney Creek) and look for the first plant life to pop out, the Skunk Cabbage. These interesting plants have their own furnace inside that heats up to melt right through the ice as it start to emerge. Its the first signs of life and the hope that spring won’t take to long to get here. As much as I like winter, by March I’ve had enough. This is the first phase in the life of the Skunk Cabbage. It doesn’t look like much now but it will get better as it grows. I will post more images as they progress.