Saturday, June 24, 2017


It's a cooler day out today and reminded me of our Spring weather.  Nice.  I decided to share a photo from this Spring of a lovely Tulip I captured in Wamego, KS.  I loved the light pastel purple of this one.

Friday, June 23, 2017


I have not seen many butterflies around my home lately.  There have been a few but not as many as I would like especially since I have planted a number of new plants for them.  When I was out on Konza Prairie during the first weekend in June I did see a number of Monarchs which made me happy.  A lot of those were even busy making more Monarchs.  This one though was just enjoying the Butterfly Milkweed and I captured it when it stopped for a moment to enjoy this bloom of it.

Thursday, June 22, 2017


So one more hot day and then a few nice and cool ones it looks like, yay.  Today's image is a close up of a Bumblebee that was busy working on the blooms of my Butterfly Milkweed plant a couple weeks ago.  He did not seem to care much that I was taking it's photo, it was just furiously digging in the blooms so I was able to get fairly up close and personal.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


Happy Summer Solstice!  It's officially here even though we have been feeling like summer for about a week now.  Here are some lovely wild Sunflowers to celebrate the day.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Hot days already, yuck.  Will be interesting to see what July and August are like.  My image today is of a Ladybug I was able to capture on a Milkweed leaf.  It was looking for Aphids and there were some further up the plant.

Monday, June 19, 2017


This is an image that I captured out on Konza Prairie while walking out there in early June.  The Bird Poker theme today was Passerines and I had to look that up but it is the more scientific name for a perching bird.  This Dickcissel certainly fit that very well as it was perched high up in a dead tree.

Sunday, June 18, 2017


Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!  My image today is from the land of steam where every Father's Day weekend they hold Steam School.  This is the locomotive I get to help operate just heading out with our first passenger for Kid's Day which is held on Saturday of that weekend.  This is a basically, 14 inch scale Wagner type locomotive built in 1942 that began life operating at Niagara Falls.