Sunday, March 18, 2018


Posting a bit late today.  This was taken as I was riding the train and heading to Silverton on the Durango & Silverton Railway.  As we crossed this bridge the engineer blew down the boiler.  The boiler gets blown down to clear out scale and debris to get it to operate more efficiently.  You have to do it in short bursts when running like this because it uses up a bunch of water and you don't want the level to get too low.  In these short bursts over a bridge like this, it puts on a show for the people riding because the steam burst looks fairly impressive.

Saturday, March 17, 2018


Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Today's image is a 2 image focus stack of some mushrooms that were growing in the backyard last year when we used to get rain.  They are surrounded by nice green grass so my green for today.  😁

Friday, March 16, 2018


I am officially on Spring Break so now I can post early for a week or so.  I was out in the garden yesterday because I saw that another of my Hyacinths was about to bloom.  When I got to the garden I saw that these little crocus that I had newly planted in another part of the garden were up and blooming as well.  It was lovely to see them.  Just hope we don't get a bitter cold snap now that things are starting to emerge and bud out.  Would be nice if we could get some rain for them as well. 

Thursday, March 15, 2018


Last day of working and posting late.  Yay.  Found this one in the archives.  An older shot I got of a Clearwing Moth enjoying the blooms of a Milkweed plant.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


Happy Pi Day to all the Geeks, 3.14 and Happy Hump Day to all.  This image today is one of my favorite wildflowers, Blue Flax.  They are just so dainty and lovely.  I have only found them in Minnesota, I am sure Kansas is too hot for them as they only seem to grow in shade even up there.  This is a 2 image focus stack to get both blooms in focus.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Working late this week so posting late.  I felt like a photo to make me happy today.  I love Sunflowers and a nice bright shot of them makes me smile.  I took this photo a while back.  I hope to find a field again to shoot but they are hard to find even though this is the Sunflower state.  They are not as profitable crops as Soybeans or Corn.  This field was south of where I live on Hwy 77 in Kansas.

Monday, March 12, 2018


I have to work later this week so posts are a bit later than usual.  I was going through the archives and found this cute guy.  This is a miniature horse that the owners bring out to the railroad that I get to play at outside Topeka every now and then.  They bring it for the kids to enjoy in-between train rides.