Friday, January 17, 2020


I shot this image on Saturday when the sun came out in the morning.  I loved all the sparkly bokeh produced by the out of focus ice.  I had to share this image today because Fridays Are Bokehlicious!

Thursday, January 16, 2020


Earlier this winter I finally had some Cedar Waxwings visiting my yard.  I got a few images but actually messed up the best ones by not getting them in focus.  Ah well.  This is an older image I found while looking for something else of several in the trees the last time I saw them.  You can see in this image why they are called Waxwings as well.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020


As I mentioned, the weekend temps were very cold.  Never got out of the 20s F.  Saturday night I went out and shot some frozen bubble images.  I had tried various times during the day but there was too much breeze to get them to form.  This was the first one I shot and I loved the formation that grew.  This is on the back of the bubble so I also liked the bokeh that was produced in the foreground.  No it's not Friday but bokeh is good any day!  😁

Tuesday, January 14, 2020


I was given this Kalanchoe plant by one of my employees for Boss's day over a year ago now.  It was flowering when I received it but had never flowered again until now.  I have actually been amazed I have kept it alive as I usually don't do well with these plants.  I took this macro shot of it one day and was pleased with the results against the plain background.

Monday, January 13, 2020


On Friday we had a heavy rain storm and the temps dropped like crazy.  The roads and sidewalks stayed pretty clear considering but the trees and grass became coated in ice and were quite beautiful.  Even on Sunday as I write this it is still heavy in the trees because of the bitter cold temps.  I shot this branch of my pine tree on Friday when it was cloudy and liked the high key look of it against the drab sky.

Sunday, January 12, 2020


For the 2nd Steamy Sunday of the new year I am sharing another image of the locomotive I get to help fire on at the Western Minnesota Steam Thresher's Reunion on Labor Day weekends.  This is  former Soo Line switch engine 353 by the roundhouse at Rollag Minnesota.  They were filling with water there because the water tower was having an issue that day.

Saturday, January 11, 2020


We had a quite vibrant and firey sunset on Wednesday night.  I had to run out and take a shot of it.  The clouds looked like wisps of flames.