Saturday, October 16, 2021


 This was a lovely sunrise that I took from the end of my driveway as I left for work one morning at the end of September.  A lovely way to begin the day.

Friday, October 15, 2021


 It's Friday!  TGIF!  My Toad Lily is blooming.  I love this plant, very unique and photogenic I think.  I got this image of it last week and love the bubbly bokeh in it.  Of course I had to share it today because Friday's Are Bokehlicious!  These are in the Lily Family and grow best in shade.  I have them on the east side of my house.  They have orchid like blossoms.

Thursday, October 14, 2021


 My Sea Oats Grass seed heads are turning to their autumn colors.  I captured this image of it in the late afternoon recently.  I love how they look when backlit by the sun.  The grass has done well, it's third year at least in this spot but I wish it would spread like it is known to do.  Something must be eating all the seeds. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021


 It's Wildflower Wednesday here on the Blog!  This is one of my favorites.  I planted some seeds this spring that I had collected from ones growing in the area and they actually came up.  I was very happy to see it flowering now.  I hope it spreads where I put it, I would love to see that area covered in Queen Anne's Lace.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021


 I was working on my deck the other day and saw this Praying Mantis while cutting some support boards.  After she posed for a bit I tried to move her because I was worried she would get stepped on or driven over as she was by the garage.  At first she did not want to be picked up but then she wouldn't get off.  😄  I think it's a she because of the dull color.

Monday, October 11, 2021


 My yellow water Lily has been blooming all summer.  I captured this image one afternoon when the water was rather still due to not much wind for once.  

Sunday, October 10, 2021


 It's Steamy Sunday here on the Blog and it is also a double digit day!  I recently watched a video on Youtube that was an interview with former Disney animator Ward Kimball who was in to trains quite a bit and even had some full size equipment.  While I was in Strasburg Pennsylvannia at the Pennsylvannia Railroad Museum, they had this locomotive that was visiting from the Smithsonian that was a locomotive that Kimball helped retore and ran on his railroad.  It was actually owned by Gerald Best.  Kind of a neat coincidence that I had just seen it in person, and then again in a video.  This was originally a sugar plantation locomotive.  They used small tank engines that were lightweight and easier to lay track for to move between fields.  It is named Olomana and was originally built in 1883 and retired in 1944.