Monday, October 22, 2018


I love being in the mountains, the scenery is quite beautiful.  I took this image of some mountain scenery while riding the Cumbres and Toltec Railway in late May.  This is looking back into New Mexico.

Sunday, October 21, 2018


My image today goes back once again to a warm day in late May where I was chasing the Cumbres & Toltec train to get shots of it on the route.  This was the locomotive that I rode behind the day before from Chama New Mexico to Antonito Colorado.  Here it is about to pass through a crossing on it's way back to Chama near there.

Saturday, October 20, 2018


This was a cool sight I was treated to while driving east last weekend in the morning.  It looked like an arch or round rainbow.  The colors weren't quite as vivid as a normal rainbow but it was very neat to see and capture.

Friday, October 19, 2018


I have been so lucky with butterflies this year.  The past few weeks I have had a number of Monarchs come through the yard and visit the gardens.  I was able to capture these 2 together on the Budhelia or Butterfly Bush in what I think of as one of my best butterfly images.  😊

Thursday, October 18, 2018


We are back to beautiful autumn.  Nice clear days and the temps are in the 60s.  I got this image on a nice warm evening back in June of a Dickcissel bird high up in a tree singing over the Konza Prairie.  They are named for their "dick dick cissel" call and are sometimes confused with Meadowlarks as the coloring is similar.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018


So we are having pretty cold mornings and even had a hard freeze but the butterflies are still around.  Maybe they know something we don't.  Anyway, I captured this guy in the pond last week.  A fairly good size Leopard Frog.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018


Got really cold last night, 20s.  Flowers are probably all gone now.  Sigh.  Anyway, my image today is from the Great Bend Air Show a few weekends ago.  While I was horribly disappointed to not get to see the B-29s fly I did get to see a neat show.  The highlight for me were these two which are a couple of my favorite WWII fighter planes.  In the foreground is a P-40 Warhawk painted in Flying Tiger style and in the rear is Gunfighter, a P-51 Mustang.  These pilots were good as you can see from how close together they were flying and were quite something to watch.