Saturday, August 8, 2020

8/8/20

 It's getting hot again, the cool days were a nice change.  I knew it couldn't last since it is August but still.  Today's image is of a lovely sunset I witnessed while on a walk a few weeks ago.



Friday, August 7, 2020

8/7/20

It's Friday, TGIF!  Unlike a lot of people, I never stopped working but the days still seem to flow together and seem hard to remember.  Anyway, the photo.  The smaller butterflies have made a big come back lately in my area.  I have seen a lot of Painted Ladies recently and then on last Friday I was able to capture this Buckeye Butterfly enjoying a Speedwell flower.  It wasn't until I was looking through the images that I captured that I saw there was a little bee captured on it's way in too.  There is some nice abstract bokeh in this image as well and Friday's are Bokehlicious!


Thursday, August 6, 2020

8/6/20

I have a couple of Hummingbirds that come to feed at the feeder every day.  I was lucky one day recently to capture it feeding at the Trumpet Vine in a more natural setting.


Wednesday, August 5, 2020

8/5/20

It's another Wildflower Wednesday on the Blog!  Today's flower is Teasel.  This is another one that I first noticed a lot of in West Virginia but then noticed they were growing in Missouri and Kansas as well.  I love their shapes and think they are even more photogenic after blooming when dry.  I planted some in my garden and then realized that was a mistake as they spread like crazy into areas where i didn't really want them.  I have moved some to an area where I hope they do spread.  Butterflies are attracted to the blooms of Teasels so a good one for that.


Tuesday, August 4, 2020

8/4/20

We had a weird July weather-wise, it was quite rainy and August started out quite cool, 50s at night.  I captured this image of one of my yellow Lilies in between a couple rains last week.  This is a 2 image focus stack for detail.


Monday, August 3, 2020

8/3/20

It took a long time it seemed to have Dragonflies at my large pond this year but now they are around and abundant.  They make for interesting subjects I think with their somewhat alien appearance.  I actually captured this one at my small pond and loved how it seemed to be looking right at me.  This is a Twelve Spot Dragonfly.


Sunday, August 2, 2020

8/2/20

Welcome to Steamy Sunday on the Blog and another photo from the National Museum of Transportation in Kirkwood, Missouri just outside of St. Louis.  This is Y6 Class Norfolk & Western 2156 a 2-8-8-2 Mallet locomotive.  The sign on it was welcoming it back to the museum.  It had returned on June 3 after a 5 year stay at the Virginia Museum of Transportation to help welcome N&W 611 back to steam.  It is a huge locomotive and was cool to see.  It was raining while I took this shot from under a tree The locomotive is not operational and was towed back and forth.