Monday, February 18, 2019


I am posting a bit early today because I took a day of vacation today.  Over the last 3 days I was given a chance to practice shooting snowflakes again.  We had a snow on Friday which this image is from.  The flakes were beautiful ones but had these little balls stuck to them in various degrees.  I posted this shot on G+ and am waiting to hear from the Snowflake expert who inspired me to try these as to what they are, I was thinking sleet.  I shot these images using my macro lens along with a 2x converter to get in even closer and I used a ring flash for light.  Yesterday afternoon it snowed again and I am processing a few I got from that where I think they came out OK.  I am sure you will see one or two of those here in the near future.

Sunday, February 17, 2019


I am still thinking of warmer days as we are still quite cold.  This image is from late August and is of the large scale Wagner locomotive I get to help operate.  It is positioned on the new turntable to head out onto the main track.  We were actually putting it to bed though.  It gets backed into the Roundhouse.

Saturday, February 16, 2019


Something bright for today on a bitterly cold day.  This is a macro image of a Poppy from New Mexico at the Chama Station.  I am trying to grow some Poppies in my garden.  It will be interesting to see what happens with them this year.

Friday, February 15, 2019


We are having winter weather again today, not as bad as predicted but you never know how it will go.  This image today is from last week after we had a Thunder and Lightning storm with sleet.  I froze a bubble in some sleet that's why is looks like it is sitting on little balls.  I'm posting a bit early today as well because I took some vacation time today.

Thursday, February 14, 2019


This is something fun for today.  I was collecting rock in Minnesota near a pasture.  This cow came from quite a ways away to see what I was up to and stood and watched me for a while.  I would have loved to have the rock it is standing beside but...alas....  😃

Wednesday, February 13, 2019


We are having a bit of spring before we head into winter again on Friday.  I felt like something colorful and cheery today so here are some leaves from my beautiful Maple tree.  I call it a Red Maple because the leaves ended up red but maybe it has a different name.  It was beautiful whatever it's called.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019


We are seeing the sun today and warming up as well.  How nice.  I can post a shot from a very cold day last week.  Ice crystals had formed on the storm door in interesting patterns.  I thought this capture of some of them reminded of sea creatures.