Friday, July 3, 2020


Happy Friday and Friday's are Bokehlicious!  Because of that I have the perfect image for today.  I captured this snail on the sidewalk at my in-laws house.  I loved the bokeh that the sidewalk provided in front and behind. 

Thursday, July 2, 2020


I have to share a butterfly every week these days because they make me happy as well and I have been fortunate to see a good number of them this year.  I captured this one on my Butterfly Milkweed about a week ago or so.  This is a female Black Swallowtail.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020


It's July 1 and Wildflower Wednesday here on the Blog once again.  Today's photo is a quite old one but one of my favorites.  It's of a Violet Wood Sorrel.  I am using this image to help reveal my project I have been working on for at least the past month.  It has taken me longer than I thought it would but it has been fun.  I have done an extensive re-work of my Kansas Wildflower Pages by Color.  There are quite a lot more flowers presented, many images were taken this year, and I have updated it with the time of the year they bloom as well to hopefully help with IDs.  I hope you will check them out and that you find them useful.  The pages are listed at the very top of the Blog on both computer and phone.  There is also a Butterflies of Kansas page.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020


Well, it's the last day of June and feels like mid August with our mid 90s weather again.  Sigh.  Because sunny Sunflowers make me happy I am sharing an image I took last week of some volunteer ones in my garden that are blooming already.  You have to find happiness in the little things these days it seems.

Monday, June 29, 2020


I have at least one frog that is quite tolerant of me, I think it's one that has been around a while and knows I am not there to bother them.  I can get quite close to it before it will move away.  I got this shot of him recently looking back at me from the water and thought I would share.  I think frogs have such character and seem to be smiling all the time.

Sunday, June 28, 2020


Steamy Sunday has rolled around again!  I don't share steam traction engines very often but I liked how this one turned out and this is a bit of a special occasion.  So in the past I have always referred to this 20 HP Minneapolis as "the engine my husband gets to work on".  Now I get to refer to it as the engine we own.  The owner decided to sell it this year and gave us the opportunity to buy it and we did.  It will remain in Minnesota for now.  In this image it is working on a saw mill at Rollag along with a return flu Minneapolis that the same previous owner used to own but has now also sold.

Saturday, June 27, 2020


I was in Missouri last weekend.  While on a walk I happened across this Killdeer that must have had a nest very close by.  It was doing it's act of being injured on the road in front of me.  It was neat to see up close.  They build their nests in such silly places on the ground, how they survive I'll never know.  This act must work well with predators.