Monday, August 29, 2016


I had forgotten about this image I shot back in June when I was in Minnesota.  I was looking for something else the other day and found it.  Not sure how I forgot as it was one of the best ever shots I had taken of a Redwing Blackbird.  It was sitting and posing very nicely on some dried Cattails in a marsh area of a pond and I was able to get several shots of it.  I am heading back up to the area soon so thought it was appropriate to post today for that reason as well.

Sunday, August 28, 2016


Well we are having a couple of more normal days for August, up around 90 today and yesterday go fairly warm as well.  Cooling off a bit again though tomorrow and the rest of the week.  My image goes back to a beautiful day in Southwestern Colorado and the Durango & Silverton Railway.  This is an image of the train above the Animas River on the famous Highline as it heads to Silverton.  It is moving very slowly at this time so you get a lovely view of the river below.

Saturday, August 27, 2016


Posting a bit late today because I was off doing train stuff for the day.  The railroad has a pond that lots of dragonflies visit.  Today there was also this guy.  He was kind of cute sitting under a leaf after he came out of the water and very green.  

Friday, August 26, 2016


It's Friday!  It's been a long week.  It's rainy too.  Because of that I decided to share some happy Daisies.  These were growing alongside my pond this summer.  It had rained on this day too so the drops behind created some nice spots of bokeh effect.

Thursday, August 25, 2016


So we started out very wet today with over an inch of rain.  Nice and cool too today which is odd for August but I'll take it.  My image is from earlier in the year when the Honey Bees were out an about collecting pollen.  I haven't seen them much so I hope they are finding flowers elsewhere.  This is a capture of 3 of them busily working on the Salvia.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


So this is an older image that I was pleased to have been able to capture.  I think this is the first butterfly I have caught in flight that turned out really well.  This Imported Cabbageworm was just about to land on a bloom of my Catmint plant when I got lucky with this shot.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


This is an older image from a trip to Colorado that I never shared.  A lone, dead but still beautiful Cedar tree stands sentinel over the valley in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.  I loved the colors in this area, quite beautiful.  My favorite photographer, William Henry Jackson, photographed this area in the late 1800s.  One of his images can be found Here.