Friday, January 27, 2023


 It's Friday, TGIF!  Today's image is one I took this past autumn of my Maple tree's leaves.  It had dropped a majority of them early but the ones that hung on turned a lovely red color.  A friend of mine helped me determine the type of Maple it is by the leaf shape.  It is a Flame Amur Maple.  I read that these can be invasive but it was originally planted by the Nursery that used to own the land and there are no others anywhere around the area.  This image was chosen for the great bokeh because Friday's Are Bokehlicious!

Thursday, January 26, 2023


 I found this photo that I thought turned out rather well of a Bumblebee that was collecting pollen from the Cosmos.  I liked how it seemed to be looking at me and how you could see the collected pollen on it's legs.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023


 It's Wildflower Wednesday here on the Blog!  Today's flower photo should be a Friday one as it has wonderful bubbly bokeh but bokeh is good any day.  These are the flowers from my Golden Rain Tree that is growing on our land.  The flowers change into these lantern pod looking things as they mature.  It flowers May through July.  They are originally from China and are fast growing and relatively disease resistant.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023


 I have not seen this guy around for a while to capture.  A few weeks back I was able to capture him while he was hovering in the wind and looking for prey.  It was very cool to see.  This is an American Kestrel male.

Monday, January 23, 2023


 January is flying by and today is a double digit day!  😁  Happy Monday as well.  I thought I would share another of the snowflakes I captured on the day after this past Christmas while I was in Missouri.  The flakes started out with a nice shape but rather rhimey or sleety.  They became cleaner near the end.  I was able to get a few fairly good ones of which this is the second.  It is a focus stack of 16 images.  At the top left and then straight across on the opposite branch, each branch has smaller flakes and bits of flakes stuck to it.

Sunday, January 22, 2023


 It's Steamy Sunday!  Today's image is of my all time favorite railroad.  I need to get back and ride it again, last time was 5 years ago.  Time flies when you're having fun.  😏  Anyway, this is the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad train sitting at the station on the Antonito Colorado end.  It had just returned from Chama New Mexico.

Saturday, January 21, 2023


 We had for a few days recently, huge flocks of Canadian Geese flying overhead going both north and south at various times.  Guessing they were going out for food and then heading back to the lake which is north of us.  Late one afternoon while a huge one was going over, I captured several of them as they passed in front of the moon and this is one of those images.