Tuesday, July 23, 2019


This is an image of another of the lovely Dragonflies that hang out at my large pond.  Unfortunately, after the week of 100 degree heat and no rain to speak of the pond is quite low  but the frogs and dragons still enjoy it so at least it is healthy.  Bonus for the bokeh in this image because #BokehIsGoodAnyDay.  😃 

Monday, July 22, 2019


This is another image of one of the young Barred Owls I got to photograph recently at my friend's house.  She is quite lucky to have them nesting somewhere very near and being around her yard.  They were just learning to fly and hunt when I took this image.

Sunday, July 21, 2019


Our 100 degree heat spell has finally broken, hoping for rain now.  Last Friday i was able to go up to Fremont Nebraska and see the newly restored Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 steam locomotive in action.  This is one of my very first shots of it arriving into town.  I was glad i was able to get more opportunities to photograph it because this is about the only one I got the whole thing in frame with.  It's quite a large locomotive up close, a 4-8-8-4 wheel arrangement where UP 844 is large but only a 4-8-4 so 8 more driving wheels on this one.

Saturday, July 20, 2019


This Sunflower was blooming yesterday evening while I was watering my flowers to prepare for the last day of intense heat today, hopefully.  I had planted several varieties of Sunflowers and a lot did not come up but the ones that did have been putting on a show.  This is a single plant that got quite tall and had these lovely reddish blooms.  2 of them were open and this one was just perfect and unblemished.

Friday, July 19, 2019


I mentioned that I hadn't been seeing many butterflies and now that I said that, I am beginning to see them around.  This is a Painted Lady that I captured on the Echinacea or cone Flower in my garden.  I liked this image for the dark creamy bokeh background created by the mulch I shot it against.

Thursday, July 18, 2019


I planted a Lemon Geranium in a pot this year to see what it would be like.  It has the most wonderful lemon scent when you touch the leaves.  It finally got some flowers as well that were lovely.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019


It's Wildflower Wednesday on the Blog once again.  These are some that have been in bloom for the past few weeks.  These are Clasping Coneflowers.  I shot them over at Spring Valley Schoolhouse which has a lot of wildflowers blooming.