Sunday, June 20, 2021


 It's Steamy Sunday here on the Blog!  It's also Father's Day so hope all the father's out there have a great day.  Today's image is another archive shot and a rare monochrome one from me.  I think it works really well for steam train images, it gives them a more vintage look.  This is the steam train at the Grand Canyon that I was able to ride a few years ago.

Saturday, June 19, 2021


 This is how I usually see Great Blue Herons, far away from me.  I had been looking for them out by Milford lake one day on a bike ride and they were not around.  While riding home I was very surprised to spot this one in a pond on the far side of a farm field.

Friday, June 18, 2021


 TGIF!  It's Friday and Friday's Are Bokehlicious which is why I have chosen this particular photo to share for you today.  This is a shot from my garden a few weeks ago of one of my favorite types of Iris.  I was worried I would not get any blooms because something ate the plant early on but fortunately it did not afect it blooming.  I believe this is a Siberian variety of Iris with some Tulip leaves providing the bokeh background.

Thursday, June 17, 2021


 I had a happy occurance this past week.  I have had some Common Milkweed that I transplanted a few years ago when they were re-doing our road and got it to survive and thrive.  This type of milkweed is the favorite of Monarch Butterflies and they will lay their eggs on them.  Not sure that happened but I finally was able to see and capture a Monarch on my Milkweed!  A step in the right direction.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021


 It's Wildflower Wednesday here on the Blog!  Today's flower is the wild version of one of my favorites.  This is a Columbine.  There are other versions with Pink, Blue, Red, or Purple flowers which are larger in size.  I cannot seem to get them to thrive and return.  This smaller bloomed variety seems to thrive in our area and spreads pretty well.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021


 The Mississippi Kites are back in the area.  I see them gliding in the sky fairly often in the mornings recently.  I captured this one while walking one day recently.  It had been raining so I think that's why it's a bit frazzled looking.  😀

Monday, June 14, 2021


 I have finally seen a couple of Damselflies and a Dragonfly around my pond.  They seem slow to emerge this year but maybe not.  I was able to capture this beautiful copper colored Dragonfly on a complimentary colored rock late last week.