Wednesday, May 23, 2018


I took this image just a couple days ago.  The Missouri Evening Primroses are blooming like crazy in my area of Kansas.  It's so lovely to see the pops of bright yellow.  I captured this lovely group of 4 and in the background is a Coneflower preparing to bloom as well.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


This is an older image from the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn Michigan.  I have so much to share from there if I want because that place was just filled with very neat displays of all kinds of steam engines and transportation and just Americana type items.  I love old gas pumps and thought this display was very neat with the sleek gas truck in it as well.

Monday, May 21, 2018


So yesterday and into today was rather gloomy so I decided to start the week with a nice bright photo.  I shot my Hibiscus which is a Double Frilly type against the window last week for a high key effect.  It is actually a stack of 2 images for better focus.

Sunday, May 20, 2018


I have a miniature Lilac in my Garden Railway and it was in bloom this last week.  I shot my Live Steam Accucraft C-21 locomotive near it for a spring train photo.

Saturday, May 19, 2018


Woohoo, we finally got a decent rain last night, an inch and it didn't come too horribly fast.  We needed it so badly I was beginning to forget what rain was like.  I took this image last week of a sunset out over our new land.  If you look closely, clicking on the image to enlarge it helps, you can see the very top of the Gazebo we acquired with the land.

Friday, May 18, 2018


On the new land there are a couple of Lilac bushes that are a bit different, smaller leaves and the blooms are smaller but more abundant and smell wonderful.  From what I can find, they may be a type that re-blooms throughout the growing season.  That would be wonderful.  I captured my second butterfly of the season enjoying them as well one evening.  This is a beautiful male Tiger Swallowtail.  

Thursday, May 17, 2018


This is an older image I found and thought I would share.  I captured it a while back while out on a walk at Konza Prairie.  Not the best capture as I couldn't get very close but clear.  This is the state bird of Kansas singing it's heart out on the prairie one evening in early June.  It's a Western Meadowlark.