Tuesday, September 17, 2019


Years ago I had shot this gas station at the Western Minnesota Steam Thresher's Reunion from a different angle.  I love the character of this old style station and decided to shoot it again from a different angle.  I love all the detail and auto related items around it.

Monday, September 16, 2019


Yet another in the Palindrome Days.  I captured this image in June at Rollag Minnesota.  Kind of forgot about it.  Usually these guys are sitting on the logs in the pond but they seemed to think I was too close so jumped off into the water which I liked for a photo op better anyway.  😀

Sunday, September 15, 2019


We are still in the Palindrome days.  Today's Steamy Sunday image is of the other full size locomotive I have been able to work on for the past several years now at the Minnesota Steam Thresher's Reunion.  It is just arriving at Baker Station where crews switch.  I am just about to get on board for my turn as Fireperson for a 2 hour shift.  It's quite fun.

Saturday, September 14, 2019


Having a Palindrome weekend as well.  😃  Sharing a macro shot of some mushrooms by my pond one day a while back.  I was surprised we didn't have a lot more of them as wet as it had been.  This is actually a phone image that came out rather well.

Friday, September 13, 2019


Another Palindrome date and also Friday the 13th.  It's always been a good day for me so hope it continues that way.  Fridays are Bokehlicious so here is a lovely Clouded Sulphur butterfly on a Budlejah bloom with some lovely creamy bokeh behind.

Thursday, September 12, 2019


Still in the Palindrome dates.  Today's image is of a Cicada I captured on the Ironweed plant.  Lots of insects and butterflies liked it but I was still surprised to find this.  They look very alien like.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019


It's Wildflower Wednesday on the Blog once again and today is a new one for me.  It is growing in my garden area I made over on the new land by a garage.  It's a hard one to get a decent photo of.  It is called Broom Weed.  Pioneers tied bundles of dried plants to sticks for use as brooms. This weedy plant spreads rapidly in overgrazed areas, because animals don't like it and handles drought well.

I updated my Wildflowers in Color Orange & Yellow Page with it as well.  A hany reference for a good number of more common wildflowers seen in Kansas and other areas as well.