Wednesday, October 18, 2017


This is an image of Topeka, Kansas that I shot one evening while at my work conference.  The window at the hotel I was staying at actually opened and fairly wide too.  My room was on the 7th floor and this was the view I had to the north.  To the east it was great for watching the full moon rise which will appear in a photo soon.  😉

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


This is an older image I took on an outing in Minnesota.  I have been to the Buffalo River State Park a couple of times and this was taken there.  This park is near Hawley Minnesota.  It's a bend along the trail of the Buffalo River.  I'm already dreaming of summer days.  😊

Monday, October 16, 2017


I had shared this guy up close a little while ago.  This image shows it with it's long tail.  Some lizards will shed their tails easily to escape from prey but this one only does it if absolutely necessary as it uses it for balance.  This is a pretty common lizard in Kansas, and called a Collared Lizard due to the black band around it's neck.  I am pretty sure this is a male because the females are not so green.

Sunday, October 15, 2017


Today's image was taken from the train while riding the Durango & Silverton Railway.  The train was on the High Line as we were heading back to Durango.  I like to sit near the end of the train to get images such as this when it is in curves.  We were only moving along at about 5 mph here due to the steep drop off so that helped in getting a good photo as well.

Saturday, October 14, 2017


I woke up to some much needed rain again.  Nice.  Today's image goes back to my trip to the Grand Canyon in July.  While I was there on the third day I was hiking for a bit on the Bright Angel Trail.  This image was taken from the trail and you can see more of it in the bottom center.  I definitely did not go that far!  😅  This is a 2 shot panorama looking towards the North Rim of the canyon.

Friday, October 13, 2017


Happy Friday the 13th!  It's usually a good day for me, I shall see how it ends.  😉  Seems Fridays have been for butterflies but I have had great opportunities for butterfly images this year.  I think I have enough shots I could post one every day but that may bore you.  This one is a Silvery Checkerspot that I captured in July on the Butterfly Milkweed.  It sat quite well for a macro shot of it.  I also realized this was a positive ID on a new one so I have updated the Butterfly Page as well.  

Thursday, October 12, 2017


We are back to warm weather again after a day of very autumn temps.  My Zinnias were still good and the butterflies were back so all is well.  This is an image I took on a day like yesterday this past spring in Pennsylvania on the Conodoguinet Creek.  It was the first time I had ever seen a Hooded Merganser duck in real life.  It was not real happy about having me around and trying to take a photo so it took off and I was, fortunately, able to capture it somewhat in focus.