Saturday, August 18, 2018


I felt like some sunny Black-eyed Susan wildflowers for today so here you go.  These were growing alongside the road by my house last month.  I have been trying to establish some in my garden but so far no luck, they don't come back.  I'm going to try again in a different spot next year and we shall see.

Don't forget, I have pages on this Blog devoted to common wildflowers seen in Kansas and hopefully a photo of one you may be looking for an ID on.

Friday, August 17, 2018


This is one of my Leopard Frog buddies at my new pond.  I was able to capture it with some great looking bokeh I thought, especially the sparkly on the right, so had to share it.  My pond is actually full at the moment due to the rain we have had and pumping water in from a collection tank so yay!

Thursday, August 16, 2018


I was able to capture this Dragonfly who posed for me quite still so I could get 2 shots for a focus stack.  I saw this one up in Minnesota at Tamarac Wildlife Refuge and loved the way it was staring me down. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018


This is an older image I was able to get out by Milford Lake.  Red-Tailed Hawks are hard to capture when sitting, they fly off quite quickly.  I was able to capture this one in a tree fairly un-obscured by branches so I was fairly happy with it.  I don't think it was too happy with me though.  😉


Oops, crazy day yesterday and I forgot to post.  This is a companion piece to my Roundhouse photo from last week.  These are the Water and Coaling towers at the Greenfield Village of the Henry Ford Museum complex off to the other end of the turntable.  This is a great place to visit if you are ever in or around Dearborn Michigan.

Monday, August 13, 2018


In the middle of summer I am thinking of Spring.  We have good chances for rain a couple of days this week and I am hoping we get it.  These are a lovely group of Tulips that I photographed in the Tulip Capitol of Kansas, Wamego a while back.

Sunday, August 12, 2018


I took this image from the train as we left our lunch stop at Osier, Colorado and were heading to Antonito.  I shot this image across the valley of the other train that was on it's way to Chama, NM after stopping.  I was pleased it came out clear with the rocking and rolling the train was doing and I was using a zoom lens which made it even more difficult.