Monday, May 20, 2019


My iris are blooming everywhere in various colors.  This is an antique variety that I love the colors of, very different in my opinion.  I shot it against a portable white background.

Sunday, May 19, 2019


Well, this spring has been quite different than last.  In fact the rain can stop for a while now.  We have some water in the basement again and not due to a gutter.  Fortunately not as bad as the last time but not good.  
This spring rain has been good for the plants though.  My miniature Lilac on the Garden Railroad is in full bloom and looking lovely.  Here is the Live Steam Shay by it.

Saturday, May 18, 2019


I have had a lot of Bumble Bees visiting the Salvia this spring.  Wish I had more Honey bees though.  I captured these 2 bumbles enjoying it last weekend.

Friday, May 17, 2019


I have a Phoebe that is nesting above a window in the back of the house.  It likes to sit on a pole I had an LED solar light on.  I was able to capture this shot of it the other day.  Posting this image today because Fridays are also about the bokeh and this one had some great bokeh for a background.

Thursday, May 16, 2019


It is hot.  Supposed to be in the 90s on Thursday, which is tomorrow as I write this.  High 80s are bad enough for May.  Looking forward to the weekend when it is supposed to cool off.
I had a Red Admiral Butterfly come visit my Golden Spiraea last week.  I liked how the colors worked together.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019


Of course now that it has stopped raining we have gone right to summer with temps in the 80s.  It would have been nice to stay in the 70s for a while longer.  My image for the day was shot with my Google Pixel 3 phone.  I am impressed with it's abilities and it is nice to have a backup when I don't have my actual camera available.  I loved how the tree was reflecting on the water of the pond in this image.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019


The Cactus in the office at work bloomed again.  For the first time ever it had 3 blooms at once.  I was given a tip by a friend to pour some orange soda over it earlier in the year.  It supposedly makes them bloom better.  Not sure if that is what did it but this is the most blooms at one time that it ever had.  This image is a 3 image focus stack to bring out all the detail.