Happy First Day of Spring! It has finally arrived though we are still a bit chilly in the mornings. It has been a long winter and I am looking forward to things greening up and flowers blooming. This is the Clematis of some friends of mine in bloom from this past year.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Looking back on the Airshow in Great Bend Kansas this past year where I was able to see these two World War II bombers Doc and Fifi. I wasn't able to see them fly and still a bit bitter about that since the sky cleared up and all the other planes flew. Sigh. Anyway, it was still great to see them in person at the old B-29 hanger.
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Happy St. Patty's Day! My image today has a lot of green in it to celebrate. 😜 This is the Cumbres & Toltec train heading for the Lobato Trestle on it's way back to Chama New Mexico. This image shows off the northern area's landscape fairly well. It's quite lovely and the scenery makes for a great ride.
Well the old brain failed me once again. Guess I was eager to get outside as we finally had a really nice day. This is a sunrise I captured on my way to work a couple of weeks ago. I really had to stop and take this when I saw that beam of light the sun was producing. This is actually a phone shot with my Google Pixel 3. It does really well with photos.
Friday, March 15, 2019
This is another in my Frozen Bubble Series and another that I did in afternoon sunlight in the Spruce tree. I really liked how these came out. The light was great but it was windy and difficult to get them to form without breaking even with the tree shielding the direct wind. I thought the few I was able to get were lovely and the snow in the tree created some great bokeh too.
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Happy Pi Day - 3.141... 😊 Today's image is another of the birds in snow I have been able to capture this winter. We had weather in the 60s yesterday and right now it is snowing again. Sigh. I'd like spring to stay. Anyway, this is a Dark Eyed Junco on the railing post of my porch.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Well, we finally have a warm day but it is rainy and incredibly windy. Sigh. I am looking forward to nice days when I can plant flowers and when the flowers will come up as well. I want to try these again. I love them but they don't seem to do well in the areas I have tried them so I am going to try one more spot and see how it does. This is the bloom of a pink Columbine that I shot at the Cumbres & Toltec station in Chama New Mexico.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Well, it's finally warmer out but now it's dreary and rainy. Ah well. My image today is a sight I have been seeing recently. Huge flocks of Geese flying overhead to who knows where. Last Wednesday while I was traveling out to western Kansas I saw a flock that was even larger than this and made the sky almost black in spots. Kind of amazing. I left this photo larger than I usually do because it is best viewed large and is more impressive seen that way.
Monday, March 11, 2019
I am on Spring Break this week, it's earlier than usual but not sure why, so I will be posting earlier in the day. I was trying to think of a different way to showcase the snowflakes I have been able to capture since I am limited in the amount of magnification I can get. I came up with this idea and liked it. These are 4 of the best snowflakes I was able to capture during a snowfall where they were clean and well formed.
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Every now and then I like to get back to my roots in photography of black and white. Steam trains make for great subjects as I think it creates a very timeless image. This is the Cumbres & Toltec train as it was heading out of Chama New Mexico towards Antonito Colorado on a warm day in late May this past spring.
Saturday, March 9, 2019
I am tired of winter but today is finally warmer so I can imagine spring is on the way. I do like how this past winter has provided opportunities for interesting images. This is another from a few weeks ago when a bitter cold morning created ice patterns on the storm door. A little playing around with the colors from the trees behind gave the feathery abstract patterns a rather metallic look I thought.
Friday, March 8, 2019
Yeesh, I was brain dead yesterday so posting late. A beautiful little female Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly I was able to capture this past summer on the Butterfly Bush. Winter has been fun with the bubbles and flakes but I am ready for it to be over.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
It was so cold, here in Kansas yesterday that I could still freeze bubbles. It was a pain because it was also somewhat windy but I was able to manage a few. This is one that I shot in my snowy Spruce tree.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
It's still quite cold here, high only in the 20s today. I am still dreaming of warmer days. This image was taking on a very warm day on the first weekend in June when the annual Bi-plane Fly-In is held in Junction City Kansas. I have photographed this one before as it comes to the meet every year and is a beautifully restored example.
Monday, March 4, 2019
So we are bitter cold today with the temp when I left for work of -1. Crazy for March. Hope this is the end of it. With all the snow we have been getting it provides for opportunities to photograph birds in it. This is a Tufted Titmouse sitting in the Mulberry tree during one of the recent snows.
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Well we woke up to 4 to 5 inches of snow and bitter cold this morning. The snow ended early so no chance of trying to photograph flakes. Ah well. I am still dreaming of warmer days. This image was taken in late May just outside the campground I was staying in near the Cumbres & Toltec Railway. The train was returning to Chama from Antonito Colorado and was just coming off the bridge over the Chama River as it was heading into the yard and station.
Saturday, March 2, 2019
We are under a Winter Storm Warning today once again. It's getting old and I am dreaming of spring. I thought I would share these Coneflowers or Echinacea from my garden this past summer to keep those thoughts going. Hopefully this will be the last of the snow and cold but we shall see.
Friday, March 1, 2019
Well, it's finally March though it will not seem like it for a while here. Snow this weekend is in the forecast and bitter cold on Monday. Sigh I am dreaming of summer days today. This is an image of some Dreamy Chicory (I actually had a title) that I took in my garden this past summer. I loved the bokeh in the image and Fridays are all about the bokeh. 😃