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. 

Monday, February 11, 2019


I thought I would post something cute today.  Even Chipmunks like large scale trains.  This is a little Chippy that I captured running around the rails of the Wagner train I get to run up in Minnesota.

Sunday, February 10, 2019


Today's image is actually a fairly old image now but it is still one of my favorites.  I just love how it turned out with the light.  It has been long enough now that those of you who have been with me for 2000 plus posts may not remember it and new followers can enjoy it.  I was able to attend a night shoot at an Owosso Michigan Steam Fest 10 years ago now, my how time flies.  This is the Southern Pacific Daylight and the Pere Marquette 1225 sitting under steam at the turntable for the shoot.

Saturday, February 9, 2019


We have been very cold this winter on a number of days.  I hate the cold weather but it has provided an opportunity to take artistic images.  This is another in my Frozen Soap Bubble series that turned out rather well I thought.

Friday, February 8, 2019


I am on vacation for half a day so posting a bit early.  This is another snowflake image I was able to capture a couple weeks ago that I thought turned out rather well.  

Thursday, February 7, 2019


Last night we had some freaky weather.  It was only 18 degrees out but it was thundering and lightening and sleeting.  It was kind of cool but very weird.  Today is bitterly cold out, only about 12 F degrees with a high predicted of 16 F.
Today is a milestone here on my Blog as well.  This is my 2000 post since starting it up here on Blogger.  That's almost 5 1/2 years.  A lot of days and a lot of photos.  Hope you have enjoyed viewing them as much as I have enjoyed sharing them.  I thought I would share one of my favorite subjects to mark the day.  This is a Common Variegated Fritillary Butterfly on a Lantana bloom.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019


Very dreary and drizzly out today.  Sunflowers make me happy with their bright sunny faces.  These are some from the field in Minnesota that I found still blooming in late August.  Sharing them to brighten up the dreary day.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019


Yikes it is cold again.  Sigh.  Highs in only the teens and 20s F after a 70 degree day.  I am so looking forward to spring!  Anyway, my image today is from the Great Bend Kansas Air Show from last September.  I captured 2 of my favorite WWII fighter planes flying past the field.  These are a P-40 Warhawk and a P-51 Mustang.

Monday, February 4, 2019


We had a bit of spring and are now heading back into winter and cold temps.  Sigh.  It is starting out dreary as well so I wanted something bright.  I was lucky this year and had a lot of Monarch visitors in my garden.  It was great to see them enjoying the flowers I planted for them.  This is one that was enjoying a Sunflower bloom.

Sunday, February 3, 2019


It's unseasonably warm here today which worries me a bit because of the plants and we are heading back into some pretty cold temps again this week.  My daffodils look like they took the bitter freeze OK so we shall see how everything does.
My image today is again from the Wye in Chama and the Cumbres & Toltec train is turning around on it to get ready for the morning trip.  In this image you can see part of the Wye track which as I explained last week, actually forms a type of closed off Y which allows the train to change direction.

Saturday, February 2, 2019


Happy Groundhog Day.  He wouldn't see his shadow here as we are cloudy and dreary at the moment.  I am sure there is more winter on the way no matter what.  My image today is from a lovely day in late August of a Sunflower field in Minnesota.  This is a 3 shot panorama. The clouds were great that day and added some drama.

Friday, February 1, 2019


Well, we finally made it to February.  January was long it seemed even though I didn't have to work a full week through most of it.  My image today is of a lovely perfect newly emerged Echinacea or Cone Flower bloom from my garden this past summer.  


Yikes, posting late again.  I had to get a new hard drive for my computer and I was busy setting that up.  Fortunately I had warning so I was all backed up.  Be sure to back up because you don't always get warning.  This is a Bumblebee on Golden Banner Wildflowers in New Mexico.