Thursday, January 18, 2018


I felt like a summer image today.  This is from this past summer while I was up in Minnesota.  There is a large group of Hollyhocks that grow in this spot and the bees just love them.  This is a Honey Bee just full of pollen from visiting the blooms.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


I have had this image around for a while and never shared it for some reason.  G+ had a theme of Arches today and it reminded me of this image so thought I would share it here as well.  This is the main area of the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis Minnesota.  It was opened in 1907 and was the first basilica in the US.  It was so ornate and beautiful inside and huge.  I visited it a while back and took several images of which this was one and is an HDR image to bring out the detail.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Posting early again today because I have another day off due to the cold.  It is cold too, went out just for a moment to feed the birds and that was quite chilling.  I got this image over the break at my in-laws home though, I don't get Bluebirds at my house much.  It was snowing a bit and this big group of them came to have a drink.  It was very neat to see so many at one time.  I love how they have to stretch their necks out to drink.  Looks like they are singing.

Monday, January 15, 2018


Posting early today as we have a holiday today.  It's a blah, bitterly cold day, so I felt like a pop of color.  This is an older image I have never shared of some Kalanchoe blooms in light and shadow.  I have a great deal of trouble getting these plants to grow.  I took this image from a friend's plant.  I have one now that I am trying not to kill, it has not flowered though.

Sunday, January 14, 2018


It's only the second Sunday of the month but this month seems endless for some reason.  We got a bit more snow and headed into a bit of a warm up before another deep freeze.  My image today was taken as I was waiting to go in to breakfast up in Minnesota at the Steam Threshers Reunion that I get to help fire this locomotive at.  It was making one of it's first rounds of the morning and I captured it in that early light.

Saturday, January 13, 2018


We have been having bitter cold weather and the only reason I don't mind as much is because I get to experiment with something kind of fun, frozen bubbles.  This is one I shot yesterday that I was rather pleased with.  I hope to do some more experiments today but wish the sun would come out for some that I have in mind.  Looks like I might have a few days to try as we are to be in the deep freeze for a while.

Friday, January 12, 2018


We are in quite the cold snap again.  In the house though, my Christmas Cactus is blooming and providing some color.  The proper name for these is Schlumbergera.  I loved this bloom as it was rather perfect and frilly looking.  The flowers on this plant as compared to another I have are more delicate looking.  I took this image last night.