Saturday, October 31, 2020

10/31/20

 Happy last day of October and Happy Halloween as well!  I hope the rest of this winter is not quite as bad as October was with temps in the teens already.  Yuck.  I decided I needed a fun picture for today so I hope you enjoy it.



Friday, October 30, 2020

10/30/20

 TGIF!  Today's image is one I took last year and never shared of a butterfly that I think are lovely looking but have a rather unfortunate name.  This is a male Southern Cabbageworm butterfly enjoying the Russian Sage that grows out by the large pond.  As always, I am sharing this image today due to the great bokeh in it because Friday's are Bokehlicious!



Thursday, October 29, 2020

10/29/20

 One thing this year was good for was opportunities for bird photos.  I was able to capture this Mississippi Kite up close one day while on a walk.  It was sitting above me on this wire and didn't seem very concerned with me at all and let me take several photos.  I like this side view because it shows off the eye masking fairly well.



Wednesday, October 28, 2020

10/28/20

 It's Wildflower Wednesday on the Blog!  Today's wildflower is an oddity.  This is Purple Prairie Clover that is supposed to be finished blooming in August.  I photographed this on the 11th of October and saw it still blooming a week after that.  It has been quite a weird year all around.



Tuesday, October 27, 2020

10/27/20

 Today's image is another of the cool visitor I had to my yard a little while back.  This is a side view of a Luna Moth.  They are quite large and lovely compared to other moths.  They are a good 5 inches across the wings.  It was very cool to have one visit and be able to photograph it as they are rarely seen.  Adults only live 7 to 10 days and they are nocturnal fliers.



Monday, October 26, 2020

10/26/20

 Every year my Toad Lily produces more stalks and more blooms which is exactly what I would hope it would do.  😀  This is one of the groups that I took an image of just as it was starting to bloom.  Tricyritis hirta, the Toad Lily or Hairy Toad Lily is a Japanese species of a hardy Lily plant.  It is easy to see why it is called "hairy" when you view it larger.  This is a 3 image focus stack for better detail.  Toad Lilies grow best in the shade and bloom in the autumn.



Sunday, October 25, 2020

10/25/20

 It's Steamy Sunday here on the Blog!  I only got to do one actual steamy thing this year.  In September I got to go play for a day at the railroad outside Topeka.  We had a day where just families came to play to keep it small and socially distanced. This is Ottaway locomotive 1045 beside one of the railroad signals they have beside the track.