Monday, April 6, 2020


I was out walking Saturday by the big pond near where I live and photographing ducks and got a chance to view another type bird I enjoy watching but don't see often.  I watched and captured a pair of Killdeers moving along the edge of the pond looking for food.  I liked how this particular one came out with the reflection in the water.

Sunday, April 5, 2020


Locomotive 353, an ex Soo Line Switch engine, sits at the water tower and takes on passengers for another trip around the grounds during the Western Minnesota Steam Thresher's Reunion.  The engineer is out checking things on the locomotive to be sure all is in order before the run.  The smoke is black at the moment because they would have just shoveled some coal in and the dust is going up the stack.  This locomotive will be 100 years old this year and I am happy to be one who gets to fire on it each year.

Saturday, April 4, 2020


I was out for another walk on Wednesday evening.  The prairie burns have begun in the area so the sunset sky was made a bit interesting as a result.  I shot this as a pano with my big zoom as I did not have any other lens with me at the time so that's why the bit different format. 

Friday, April 3, 2020


It was supposed to get right to freezing on Thursday night and Friday even lower.  I will have to protect this and cross my fingers that it survives.  This is an Anemone that I bought recently and figured it was better off in the ground than drying out in a pot.  Not so sure now with the temps.  Of course this image has some lovely bokeh to it because Friday's Are Bokehlicious and TGIF!  

Thursday, April 2, 2020


There is a new pond in my area, well, at least new to me, as a result of the highway work done and finished about a year ago or so now.  I visited the pond for the first time in the evening on Tuesday and was pleased to see a number of ducks on it.  I captured these 3 as they were taking off for the other side because they thought I was a bit too close.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020


Happy April Fools Day!  We made it to April.  I wish this whole pandemic thing was a big April fools joke and it was over.  Sigh.
Spring flowers are blooming so i thought I would start up Wildflower Wednesday once again.  I found 3 new ones recently.  The first one for today and quite prolific right now is called Henbit.  Some yards in the area have almost a deep pink carpet of it right now.  It's actually an interesting flower that reminds of an Orchid that i have photographed before.  It's a fairly small and short flower, varies from 2 to 4 inches or so.  It is now on my page of Pink Wildflowers of Kansas.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020


While in Auburn Indiana, next door to the ACD Museum was the National Automotive & Truck Museum of the US.  It was housed in the old ACD factory.  It was set up with great displays and had some rally interesting vehicles in it.  One of those was this one, a GM Futurliner.  This was Number 10 out of 12 that were built around 1940 for the Parade of Progress which was delayed by WWII until 1952 through 1956.  Each of the 12 had displays in them that showed modern advances in science and technology such as jet engines, microwave ovens, television and other things of the time.  This one belongs to the museum and took 7 years to restore.  I would love to have one of these and make a camper out of it!  😄

Something I rarely do as well but sharing a second image today.  This is a panorama, done a bit too close, but shows how the side opened up to display.  In this case it was info about this particular Futurliner.  Click on the image to see it larger and more of the detail.