Thursday, February 22, 2018


I have a day off today due to Icy conditions.  This is an image from a much warmer day in Minnesota this past September.  I took this shot at the Western Minnesota Steam Thresher's reunion.  The newly and beautifully restored Cook Shack was being hauled out to the threshing area by one of the steam traction engines.  

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


I felt like something sunny today on this cold day.  This is a 4 image focus stack of the Barrel Cactus that is in the office at work in bloom this past September.  I just love the blooms of this cactus.  so big and trumpet like.  

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


So we actually got rain but it was icy rain that caused a 2 hour delay.  Weird winter.  I was going through the archives and found this image.  It amazes me that these two trees have such tenacity and seem to be thriving in such a barren area.  I love the color of the water that is from the hot springs in the area as well.

Monday, February 19, 2018


We are heading back into winter so I thought this image was appropriate.  I captured this in December at the in-laws home during a snowfall.  A few Bluebirds and a couple Finches enjoying a drink.  I liked the Bluebird flying in on the left. 

Sunday, February 18, 2018


I usually share trains today because Sundays are for steam!  :-)  This is a different kind of mist.   A few years back, I had hiked down a lot of stairs into the Canyon of the Yellowstone to get this view of the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone.  I thought it was quite worth it to be able to capture this great rainbow in the mist created from the falls.  The hike back up those 328 stairs, 500 vertical feet was pretty tiring.  

Saturday, February 17, 2018


A nice warmer day in store here, it's already warmer than yesterday.  Weird weather.  Anyway, I felt like sharing a sunrise today.  This one is from a trip a long time back to Wichita for a conference.  It was a lovely morning sky so I had to stop and get a few shots of which this is one.

Friday, February 16, 2018


After a couple of days of nice warmer weather we are back to sort of normal, though a bit colder than average which should be in the mid 40s.  Only high 30s then back up to 50s.  Crazy bouncy weather.  Anyway, here is a male Cardinal that I captured in the Mulberry tree a few weeks ago.  I was rather proud of this shot.  Very close and I got all details to show well.