Thursday, August 25, 2016


So we started out very wet today with over an inch of rain.  Nice and cool too today which is odd for August but I'll take it.  My image is from earlier in the year when the Honey Bees were out an about collecting pollen.  I haven't seen them much so I hope they are finding flowers elsewhere.  This is a capture of 3 of them busily working on the Salvia.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


So this is an older image that I was pleased to have been able to capture.  I think this is the first butterfly I have caught in flight that turned out really well.  This Imported Cabbageworm was just about to land on a bloom of my Catmint plant when I got lucky with this shot.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


This is an older image from a trip to Colorado that I never shared.  A lone, dead but still beautiful Cedar tree stands sentinel over the valley in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.  I loved the colors in this area, quite beautiful.  My favorite photographer, William Henry Jackson, photographed this area in the late 1800s.  One of his images can be found Here.

Monday, August 22, 2016


A lovely day here in Kansas.  Only supposed to be in the 80s this week with cool mornings.  Nice.  I am sharing another bird today.  This week's Bird Poker game is sharing a bird type whose name begins with the day of the week.  So this is an older image I had gotten one winter of a Mockingbird for Monday sitting very nicely in the Walnut tree in the backyard.

Sunday, August 21, 2016


Well, it doesn't feel very steamy today even though my image today is for the Steamy Sunday theme I co-curate over on G+.  I am enjoying this cooler weather we are having instead of the heat.  Only 60F when I got up this morning.  Quite odd for August.  My image today is a monochrome treatment of the locomotive we rode behind at the Greenfield Village in Michigan.  This is Henry Ford's No. 7 near the roundhouse at the village.

There is an update to the Butterfly ID from post 8/11/16 for any followers interested.

Saturday, August 20, 2016


It's a beautiful cool day here in Kansas in August after quite a bit of rain yesterday as well.  Quite unusual for this time of year but after how hot and humid it's been it's quite enjoyable.  Last week I posted a Sunflower field shot and today I thought I would post a close up.  This one I took recently on one that I grew in my garden.  It's obviously of the red variety.  I love how the petals resemble little flames of fire.

Friday, August 19, 2016


So I have been whining about not seeing any large butterflies this summer.  I finally had one that came to visit for a while.  This is a male Tiger Swallowtail that I captured in some afternoon sun on my Buddleja or Butterfly Bush.  I have since seen it flying through the yard but so far have not seen it stopping.  Ah well.  At least I got to capture some shots of it this day.