Monday, May 25, 2020


Today is Memorial Day.  I thought this image was appropriate for today as these flowers are used on Remembrance Day in England for WWI veterans.  My Poppy is in bloom right now.  I love the details of their centers.  Hope you all have a good day as you remember those who have passed.

Sunday, May 24, 2020


So if things were normal, this weekend I would be over at a friend's house running live steam trains with a great group of people.  Unfortunately things are not normal and we can't.  Really the first time this has all kind of hit home for me.  I guess it could be worse but still...... Sigh.
This is my Accucraft Mimi on the High Line of my friend's railway from last year.

Saturday, May 23, 2020


It's been great to see the butterflies around again.  I saw 5 Monarchs today while on a bike ride near here.  This is the second butterfly I was able to capture this year.  Unfortunately it wouldn't land on a flower so I had to capture it on the ground.  This is a Pearl Crescent.  They are quite small, only about 1 1/2 inches across on the wings but rather lovely.

Friday, May 22, 2020


The Iris are in bloom all over the area right now.  These are some beautiful yellow ones that are by the big pond on my land.  They are quite large and beautiful this year.  Because Friday's Are Bokehlicious I thought I would share this image for today.  The sunlight on the leaves was creating some nice bubbly bokeh.

Thursday, May 21, 2020


I thought these were pretty when I saw them last week.  My Golden Rain Tree is leafing out and the way the sunlight highlighted the details made them look rather interesting I thought.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020


It's Wildflower Wednesday on the Blog once again and I have another new one.  I had seen this plant before and had always pulled it as weed.  This year just this past weekend I saw it had these lovely little flowers on it.  I searched for what it is and it is called Small Geranium.  It blooms from May to September and is becoming more common in Kansas.  I know I will think twice about pulling it from now on.
I have also added it to the Kansas Wildflowers Pink and Red Page of the Blog.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020


We had a fair amount of moisture and then some cool humid days.  These are mushrooms that were growing in among some bark and wood from a tree that had died.  Several large groups of them popped up.  I found these rather photogenic.