Sunday, August 20, 2017


I took today's image while I was in Silverton Colorado.  We had a 2 hour stop there where we could walk around the town and I chose to go watch the trains as they moved about.  This is one of the 3 trains that run each day as it was moving towards the Wye to turn around to head back to Durango.  You can see the 2 waterfalls created by the snow capped mountain in the background.  I had shared an image of these a couple of Monday's ago in an image I shot from the train.  The scenery is a big reason to ride the Durango & Silverton along with the old time steam experience.

Saturday, August 19, 2017


Happy World Photography Day!  My photo today was taken on the 4th of July and was my fireworks show for that day.  I spent the evening watching the sun set at the Grand Canyon.  You can see a bit of the Colorado River in the shot.  The Grand Canyon is quite an impressive place to visit and watching the sunset there is quite a beautiful experience as well.

Friday, August 18, 2017


So we have been having a bit of rain and some cool-ish mornings so it has, apparently, been the type of weather that Fungi likes.  We had an explosion of mushrooms in the backyard in an area they seem to like.  I liked this shot for the bokeh that the line of them created.  Not sure what type they are but they are fairly common in this area as I saw them popped up in several yards.

Thursday, August 17, 2017


The Sunflowers that I planted in my garden this year have been a great draw for nature as well as being lovely to look at.  This one has a Bumble Bee that was enjoying it quite a lot.  It also has another visitor if you look closely after enlarging it by clicking on the image.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


So my Surprise Lilies sure surprised me a few days ago.  I was not expecting them till a bit later this year.  They are having a good year and a good number of them came up.  I shot this group of them against a black felt background and then played with it a bit.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


This is a different type bird I was able to see and capture while I was at the Grand Canyon in July.  While hiking on the North Kaibab Trail at the North Rim of the park I spotted this Scrub Jay sitting in the midst of a tree.  They had been flying around in one area of the trail and were quite difficult to capture but I got a couple okay images of which this is one.

Monday, August 14, 2017


The Dragonflies have been around more lately as well.  This is, what I believe is, an immature Twelve Spot that was having a stare down with me.  😁  Actually, I shot this with a telephoto so it was just nice enough to pose for a bit.