Sunday, January 26, 2020


Back at the end of September I went to the Strasburg Railroad in Pennsylvania to be able to ride behind this beautiful locomotive that was visiting from Virginia.  This was not long before my ride where the Queen of Steam, Norfolk & Western J class 611, was sitting on display so visitors could get in the cab and blow the whistle for a fee.  In a few moments it would move and hook onto our train and pull us to Leaman Place Junction at Paradise PA and back again.  A fun if short ride.

Saturday, January 25, 2020


This is what our yard has looked like on a couple of weekends this winter.  We have had more ice than snow so far.  Fortunately there has been no damage other than a few small branches.

Friday, January 24, 2020


Todays image is mostly for the bokeh because Fridays Are bokehlicious!  😀  This is an icy branch I captured during the first ice event we had the next day after the sun came out and made it all lovely and sparkly.  

Thursday, January 23, 2020


I captured this cute shot of a male Cardinal this past weekend.  He was looking at the seed that I had put out for the ground feeding birds below.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020


As I write this on Monday it is cold enough today, all day to try and get some more of these images.  I will have to do in the garage though as the wind is too high.  I love when the bubbles produce the fern like crystals but these type are typically what I get.  They are beautiful in their own way though and always different.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020


I mentioned before that I brought my African Daisy Spoon flower plants inside to over winter.  They have been blooming quite well, better than they did outside this summer.  This is the other color that I have, I have shared a photo of the white one not too long ago.  The stem was actually bending over so this is how the flower was facing at the time.

Monday, January 20, 2020


So far this winter we only had one good snow that I was able to capture flakes from and that was over a month ago now on December 15.  Since then it's all been rainy ice.  This is the best flake I captured that day.  I was able to get the best focus in the amount of images taken, this is a 10 image focus stack and the clarity of the flake was lovely, no rime.