Saturday, May 28, 2022


 I am going to do something a bit different today and post 2 photos.  These birds are "Lifers" for me this year and I got lucky this past week to get both of them.  These are Summer Tanagers who have been visiting my suet feeder in the evenings.  Very lovely birds and I am glad to see them visit for the first time ever.  I am wondering if it is because I have left my suet up longer than usual.  The male is the red and the female is the lighter one as found in other birds.  

Friday, May 27, 2022


 Happy Friday, TGIF!  My Iris have been blooming and have been quite lovely color in the garden.  This is one of the yellow varieties with some fantastic bubbly bokeh behind because Friday's Are Bokehlicious as well!

Thursday, May 26, 2022


 This is my favorite grass.  It photographs really well, especially when backlit.  This is called June Grass and I shot it last June out on Konza Prairie during a wildflower walk refresher.  Their annual Wildflower Walk is coming up on June 5 and is well worth it.  Beautiful views and lots of wildflowers to see.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022


 It's Wildflower Wednesday here on the Blog!  Today's flower is a new one for me and the Blog.  It's fairly common but I guess I never paid much attention to it.  This called field Pennycress.  It blooms from April through June.  It is in the Mustard family.  It can be poisonous to livestock.  It can cause milk to taste garlic-like and bitter.

This has been added to the Wildflowers by Color page here on the Blog for White and Green flowers.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022


 I have so many bird pictures in reserve to share that I could do over a week straight of them.  I have been very lucky with the variety and opportunities I have had in bird photography this year.  I got incredibly lucky with this Horned Lark shot as I captured it in flight while it was moving places in a field one day.

Monday, May 23, 2022


 My Iris are blooming and depending on the variety are at least halfway through though the cool weather we are experiencing may have slowed them down a bit.  This is one of my light purple ones backlit that I thought turned out rather pretty.  If you view large, you may be able to see that there is something hiding on this flower.  😄

Sunday, May 22, 2022


 It's a double digit day and it is also Steamy Sunday here on the Blog!  I have a miniature Lilac in the Garden Railway and every year I like to take a spring picture.  Here is this year's featuring my Ruby Live Steam locomotive and 2 kit built highly detailed wooden cars built for me by my hubster this past winter.  He had bought the kits years ago and re-discovered them.  The details on them are quite amazing even down to the small bolts and he has more patience to put it together than I ever would have.  😁