Sunday, December 10, 2017


My image today goes back to my trip to the Durango & Silverton Railway this past July.  This is back at the Durango station and our locomotive, 481, was about to set the passenger cars on their track for the next days service and then head to the turntable to be moved into the roundhouse for it's cleaning and servicing for the next day.

Saturday, December 9, 2017


This is a photo i took back in July.  I had been out at the lake trying to get a Sunset photo and not really getting what I wanted.  I started to head home and as I was getting close I saw this sky color beginning to develop so I took a little detour to get a clear view.  I liked this shot best with the pond in the foreground.

Friday, December 8, 2017


It's Friday!  My image today is from this summer again, I'm thinking warm thoughts since it's cold out.  I captured this Blue Damselfly just outside my garden on a blade of grass.

Thursday, December 7, 2017


Winter is here in temps today, only a high in the 30s.  My image today was taken on a nice summer day in June at a friend's house where she is lucky to have Barred Owls come and hunt in the yard.  I captured this young one in the tree in between it swooping down to the ground for a snack.  Owls are such cool, beautiful and mysterious birds. 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


I am missing summer already.  Here is an almost perfect Red Sunflower I was able to grow this past year.  I'm still deciding on a new spot for them.  They were a bit to crowded.  I have several months to decide.  😏

Tuesday, December 5, 2017


Well the temps are more normal today.  Not used to it being cold.  My image today is of the Burr Oak tree in my side yard that I captured in late afternoon sunlight.  The leaves changed oddly this year and hung on for quite some time.  Some trees even still have leaves.  This one had very green bunches of leaves still while others turned color.  I put a bit of a glow on it as well to heighten the sunshine effect.  

Monday, December 4, 2017


So now we are not only dry but it's windy to dry it out even more.  Sigh.  No rain in sight for a week at least too.  Anyway, today's image is one from Minnesota.  I captured this Ladybug which, due to the fact that is has no spots, is the Asian Lady Beetle variety of Ladybug.  I captured this one on the new rail that was being laid for the large scale train I get to help with there.

Sunday, December 3, 2017


I have had this image for awhile and never shared so this is one from the archives.  This is a night photo shoot I attended with some cool locomotives in attendance,  Here in this image are the noses of Nickel Plate 765 owned by the  Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society.  Next is the former Southern Pacific Daylight 4449 currently owned by a Friends of group located in Oregon.  Then lastly is Pere Marquette 1225 currently owned by the Steam Railroading Institute in Michigan which is where I was for this event.  It was probably a once in a lifetime experience to be able to see so many famous steam trains at one time.

Saturday, December 2, 2017


I was looking through images of the Grand Canyon and decided to share this one.  I took this shot while hiking a bit of the Bright Angel Trail back in July on a nice hot day.  It's true about drier air not feeling so hot as humid air.  

Friday, December 1, 2017


Yikes, it's December 1, only 24 days to Christmas and where has the year gone.  My image was taken on a summer day last year.  This is a Tiger Swallowtail enjoying the Butterfly or Buddleja Bush in my yard.