Monday, May 2, 2016


I have had this photo for a while but I was never happy with how it turned out.  I was able to shoot this Barred Owl at a friend's house in her backyard.  It's the only time I have been able to photograph an owl in the wild.  It used to hang around her yard and visit the bird bath and stay for fairly long periods of time which was how I got to see it.  Anyway, since I took this image, my skills have improved a bit I think and I like the look of it now.

Sunday, May 1, 2016


It's May Day!  A dreary one so far which I wouldn't mind it it would rain but nothing so far.  Can't believe how fast this year is going.  Yikes.  My image for today is of a friend's cool Live Steam locomotive.  It's a Climax type locomotive and it runs on butane and water like mine do.  I love the detailing in these small locomotives and it's cool to watch them run.

Saturday, April 30, 2016


The last day of April and we had some showers overnight to bring those May flowers.  Right now it's still dreary out.  This is an image to brighten up the day with color.  I shot this lovely group of tulips in Wamego, Kansas, our tulip capitol of the state.

Friday, April 29, 2016


Dreary sprinkly day today.  We need the rain though.  My Daisies are blooming in the garden.  Well, actually some have excaped the garden and are blooming alongside it and by the pond.  I am not sure the type of these Daisies, they are not Shasta, they seem to spread and come back well and that's about all I know.  When I took this shot this title popped in my head, It's This Way.  So, yay, another picture titled.  :-)

Thursday, April 28, 2016


It's cooler out now and most likely more normal for this time of year so that's good I guess.  It's great that we are finally getting some much needed moisture and not in the downpours some areas very close to us are getting.  Another good thing is that the Honey Bees are around.  I am finally seeing lots of them.  The one I saw a while ago must have told his buddy where the good eats were because the Salvia has been loaded with them.  I got this shot of this guy heading in for a drink.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Well we missed the severe storms where I live thank goodness.  They were close as the eastern part of our area was hit with heavy rain.  I want rain but I don't want it in the form of damaging hail so glad we dodged the bullet there.
My image today is from Squaw Creek Wildlife Refuge.  I was able to get a decent image of these ducks in flight that was actually in focus.  I am not sure what type they are but I liked the color on their wings.  Best viewed large by clicking on the image.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016


So the April showers are bringing severe storms to the area.  That I can do without.  I took this image this past Saturday.  The Historical Society here at an event at the Spring Valley Schoolhouse.  Before it got busy I was able to take a ride in the carriage which I had never done before.  It was pulled by two beautiful Percheron horses, one of which you can see the rear end of.  I tried to be a little artsy in this shot with the shadow.  :-)