Monday, May 29, 2023


 It's Memorial Day here in the US, a day to honor the people who died while serving in the US military.  I thought this image was appropriate for the day.  I took this at the Great Overland Station in Topeka, Kansas recently.  This is the All Veterans Memorial on the ground.  There are flags of all states on each side in order as they were admitted to the Union.

Sunday, May 28, 2023


 It's Steamy Sunday here on the Blog!  This weekend has been the weekend that I go and "play" Garden Trains with some friends at a house not far from us.  They are really into live steam locomotives and have taught me a lot about that.  I thought I would share another Spring image of my garden railway with one of my trains by the miniature Lilac.

Saturday, May 27, 2023


 I have not posted a sunset in a while.  On Thursday evening I was coming home from a dinner out at Milford Lake and this was the view I had while crossing the dam.  I was not driving at the time.  😀

Friday, May 26, 2023


 It's Friday, TGIF!  I planted some Siberian Iris this past autumn and was pleased to see that they, mostly, all came up and bloomed this Spring.  I love the shape of these and the colors.  These were mostly white with some colorful accents but still pretty.  I have dark purple ones that started blooming a couple days ago.  I chose this image due to the bokeh because Friday's Are Bokehlicious!

Thursday, May 25, 2023


 My Leopard frog buddies have been elusive since we got some rain a week ago.  I caught this one before that in a much better setting and being rather cliche.  My pond was back to normal and the Lily pads were coming out.  When young they have a more reddish look to them and turn green as they develop.  


Wednesday, May 24, 2023


 It's Wildflower Wednesday here on the Blog!  Today's flower is another early one that blooms for a while, April through June.  This is Yellow Rocket and is in the Mustard Family.  It originated in Eurasia and was introduced here in colonial times as a garden plant that was used for salads as the taste is similar to a Dandelion.  It is now advised not to eat because it has been associated with Kidney malfunction.  Birds will eat the seeds of this plant.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023


 It's a double digit day today!  😀  The Mississippi Kites are back.  They are hanging out on the wires south of where I live mostly at the moment.  I was walking the one day last week due to it being wet and drizzly and I was able to capture a few shots of them.  One got tired of me and flew by my and I was able to catch it as it went by.  I live their dark eye masks and their unique whistling call.  You can hear their calls at this site:  The one I am referring to is at the Listen link and is the 3rd choice down.