Wednesday, May 27, 2020


It's Wildflower Wednesday on the Blog once again.  The week seems to go by quickly these days.  Today's flower is another new one for the Wildflower Pages but a common one in Kansas.  This is Red Clover.
It has been added to the Pink and Red Page on the Blog of Kansas Wildflowers.  

Tuesday, May 26, 2020


This is an Eastern Phoebe that I captured in the Walnut tree in the backyard.  It has built a nest above one of the windows in the back of the house.  Their call sounds like the name "Phoebe" which is how they got their name.  I loved the bokeh in this image.  It would have made a great Friday image but bokeh is good any day too!  :-)

Monday, May 25, 2020


Today is Memorial Day.  I thought this image was appropriate for today as these flowers are used on Remembrance Day in England for WWI veterans.  My Poppy is in bloom right now.  I love the details of their centers.  Hope you all have a good day as you remember those who have passed.

Sunday, May 24, 2020


So if things were normal, this weekend I would be over at a friend's house running live steam trains with a great group of people.  Unfortunately things are not normal and we can't.  Really the first time this has all kind of hit home for me.  I guess it could be worse but still...... Sigh.
This is my Accucraft Mimi on the High Line of my friend's railway from last year.

Saturday, May 23, 2020


It's been great to see the butterflies around again.  I saw 5 Monarchs today while on a bike ride near here.  This is the second butterfly I was able to capture this year.  Unfortunately it wouldn't land on a flower so I had to capture it on the ground.  This is a Pearl Crescent.  They are quite small, only about 1 1/2 inches across on the wings but rather lovely.

Friday, May 22, 2020


The Iris are in bloom all over the area right now.  These are some beautiful yellow ones that are by the big pond on my land.  They are quite large and beautiful this year.  Because Friday's Are Bokehlicious I thought I would share this image for today.  The sunlight on the leaves was creating some nice bubbly bokeh.

Thursday, May 21, 2020


I thought these were pretty when I saw them last week.  My Golden Rain Tree is leafing out and the way the sunlight highlighted the details made them look rather interesting I thought.