Wednesday, December 1, 2021


 It's Wildflower Wednesday here on the Blog and it is also the first day of December, the year is going very quickly.  Today's flower was one I captured blooming quite late in October, the 28th.  This is Aromatic Aster which blooms September to October normally.  These were very low growing as the plant had been mowed several times due to being on a city sidewalk area.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021


 I was at my in-laws in St Joseph Missouri and had another opportunity to photograph Bluejays.  They have 4 of them that visit for peanuts.  I like to capture them while waiting to go get them in their Ornamental Pear tree.  The light was a bit harsh due to the morning sunlight so I had to play with this one a lot but I liked how it turned out.  

Monday, November 29, 2021


 Happy Monday!  Today's image is one I got of my Leopard Frog buddies late in the season.  I liked how the water looked behind it in this shot.

Sunday, November 28, 2021


 It's Steamy Sunday here on the Blog!  Today's image is the former Soo Line Switcher 353 that I get to help fire on during the Western Minnesota Steam Thresher Reunion over Labor Day weekend.  Here it was just coming in to the Baker Depot where we do our crew changes and where we always stop to load passengers.  It's rare I get a shot with no people or my bicycle in it.  😁

Saturday, November 27, 2021


 Today's image is another from our lovely autumn.  We have finally had a few hard frosts so most of the leaves are gone now but it was lovely while it lasted.  I took this image of the Bluffs Pond from the overlook.  It is a 2 shot panoramic image that is best viewed large by clicking on it.

Friday, November 26, 2021


 It's Friday, TGIF!  It's Black Friday here in the US where people typically shop for deals and do it quite early in the morning.  Not my thing.  😁  Friday's are also Bokehlicious!  I chose this image of my Sea Oats grass that had some lovely backlight on them and some subdued bubbly bokeh in the background.

Thursday, November 25, 2021


 Late this summer I was treated to a few butterflies in the yard.  This Common Variegated Frittilary was enjoying the Marigolds one afternoon.