Thursday, October 20, 2016


With the nice cooler temps we are having I am not seeing many bees around any longer.  The flower pickings are slim too.  This was a few weeks back while the Autumn Sedum was still full of nectar and this Honey Bee was quite enjoying it.  It has since dried to it's lovely dark red color but that isn't what the bees like or can use.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


I took this image awhile back but had never shared it.  I was traveling home from north of where I live and was near Milford Lake so I had my camera ready because I often see something interesting to photograph.  On this day there were 2 Red Tail Hawks circling each other in the sky.  By the time I pulled over and parked they had separated enough that I was never able to get a shot of them together but I was able to capture a few of the best images of one of these birds I feel I have ever been able to get.  This is one of them and best viewed large by clicking on it because you can see it looks as though it's looking at me and heading right for me.  It was in a way but way overhead.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


That was hot yesterday, I am glad we are cooling down.  Surprised that the cooling down didn't produce storms or rain.  My image today is of Sea Oat Grass that I am growing.  I love the delicate look and the seed heads it produces.  At the moment I have it in a pot.  I am waiting to see the result of the road construction and our driveway as I may put it in a berm there but we shall see how that all goes.  I tried to do a bit of an artsy shot with the light.  :-)

Monday, October 17, 2016


Well, we were back to summer for today.  Very wacky.  I captured this little frog last week.  I saw it sitting on the Sedum one afternoon.  It looked very silver against the blooms.  By the time I got my camera it had moved to sit on a leaf.  It was very tiny, less than an inch and from the side had a bit more color.  I thought it was pretty cute but have no idea what type it is.

Sunday, October 16, 2016


We are back to summer for a couple of days, in the high 80s.  Wacky.  This image was taken on an actual summer day in Minnesota.  This is the locomotive I get to fire on as it was passing by the Roundhouse area on one of it's runs during the early shift.  I had my portrait lens on at the time so it was a nice close up that I decided to convert to Monochrome.


Posting this late.  This is a panorama of 2 shots that I took out on Konza Prairie a couple weekends ago.  It shows the Goldenrod in bloom and it was a good year for it.  Goldenrod is thought to make people sneeze but it is usually the ragweed that grows along with it that actually causes the problems.  This image is best viewed large of course by clicking on it.

Friday, October 14, 2016


Well, I didn't lose my tomatoes so yay and now it's warmer out again.  My image today is from a warm day in South Dakota last summer in the Badlands.  I was able to see some Bighorn Sheep and very close up as you can see from this image.  This one went walking by very close to me heading for a field of grass on the other side of the road.  I liked this image with the flowers in the foreground and the Badlands blurred in the background creating some great bokeh.