Sunday, June 16, 2019


Steamy Sunday has arrived again and my image today is another of the live steam garden railway type.  This is my Accucraft Mimi locomotive pulling it's log train around a friend's raised layout.  It looks like it is about to lose a log as well unfortunately.  Need to fix that.  😄 I also posted a video on Youtube of this locomotive in action in a spot right after where this image was taken if you would like to check it out.  
It can be found here: Mimi Video

Saturday, June 15, 2019


Today's image goes back to Konza Prairie and is of the beautiful sunset we had at the end of the Wildflower Walk on June 2.  The clouds over the Flint Hills of the Tallgrass Prairie caught the colors well and made for quite the lovely sky and a great end to the walk.

Friday, June 14, 2019


Most of the week has been about Konza Prairie but today's image is from my yard.  I have these lovely Penstemons that are growing by the big pond.  I did not plant these, they were there when I got the land but they did not bloom much if at all the first year.  All the moisture we had since winter did well for them and they bloomed profusely.  I have this same variety in my backyard garden as well and I lost the tag but I believe they are Husker's Red Penstemons.  Also, because Friday is about the bokeh, this image has some lovely bokeh ball created by other blooms.

Thursday, June 13, 2019


My image today is of my favorite grass.  I don't know many grasses but have learned to ID some of them by being out at Konza Prairie.  I love this one because of the way the sun highlights it's blooms in the evening.  It is called June Grass and is well named because it blooms in June.  😉

Wednesday, June 12, 2019


I decided to have another Wildflower Wednesday here on the Blog.  This is another that was in bloom out on Konza prairie during the Annual Wildflower Walk which is always held the first weekend in June.  This is a beautiful Missouri Evening Primrose looking perfect on the evening of June 2.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019


This is another new Bi-plane from the Fly-In that was held here in my town on June 1.  A neat plane from the 1940s with a cute paint scheme.  The owner and plane were here from Oklahoma I believe.

Monday, June 10, 2019


A little over a week ago, on Friday evening I was out at Konza Prairie for the annual Wildflower Walk refresher.  I was able to capture an image of a cooperative Dickcissel, named for their call, that I was pretty happy with.  The only thing that would have made it a bit better would be if it had been calling at the time.