Wednesday, November 14, 2018


Hope you are having a happy Hump Day Wednesday.  This is an image I captured out on Fort Riley a couple of weeks ago when the autumn colors were at their peak.  I loved how the sun was highlighting the tops of them.  The colors are gone now after our snows and bitter temps but it was beautiful while it lasted.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018


With the bitter cold weather we have been having, everything is killed off now.  I decided to share the color version of the monochrome Clematis I shared a little bit ago.  It really gives a pop of color.

Monday, November 12, 2018


I posted an image of the Mulberry tree in it's golden glory last week and this image is what it and other trees looked like on Thursday afternoon.  We were having a lovely clingy snow and you can still see some of the golden leaves peaking out from it.  It was very beautiful in our area until later on Friday when the wind blew most of it down.  Yesterday it was pretty much gone but overnight we received another inch or so and we are white again.  I am about done with winter and it hasn't even actually begun.

Sunday, November 11, 2018


This is our train sitting in Chama New Mexico at the Cumbres & Toltec Railway station.  It is getting ready to pull out and move our cars around for us to board, you can see the steam coming from the wheel cylinders.  Soon we would board and begin the journey to Antonito Colorado as we wind our way through the mountains in and out of New Mexico eleven times.

Saturday, November 10, 2018


Our lovely autumn is coming rapidly to a close, it feels like January today with temps in the 20s F right now.  We had a lovely snow on Thursday and then the winds kicked up on Friday so I didn't manage to get this shot when I wanted but I still managed to capture some of the snow in the trees.  This is a 2 shot panoramic image of Homer's Pond in junction City Kansas.  It is best viewed full size by clicking on it.

Friday, November 9, 2018


I took this image on Saturday and this yesterday it was all covered in white as we just had our first major snow of the year with about 4 inches of the white stuff.  This is one of my Echinaceas or Cone Flowers that had still been blooming up until yesterday.  Tonight we get bitter cold so I am sure nothing will be blooming anymore till spring.  I will miss it.

Thursday, November 8, 2018


Well, our sights of this beautiful autumn will probably only live on in photos after today and tomorrow.  Snow today and temps in the teens tomorrow night.  It was beautiful while it lasted.  I have never seen this tree so colorful.  This is a Mulberry I believe though it does not bare fruit, it's leaves look just like the fruited ones though.  It has kept it leaves much longer than the fruited ones and they turned a lovely golden and orangey color this year.  I captured this in the very late afternoon with the sun really showing them off.  This tree is on the west side of my yard and I am looking back north east in this image.