Sunday, September 19, 2021


 It's Steamy Sunday here on the Blog!  This is the other full size steam locomotive I get to work on in Minnesota, former Soo Line Switcher 353.  This locomotive just turned 100 last year and unfortunately we didn't get to be there for that as everything was shut down so it's 101 was celebrated this year (353 was wearing a banner on each side of the cab).  Every Labor Day weekend the Western Minnesota Steam Thresher's Reunion is held and this year 353 and the Porter locomotives were both hauling trains around the grounds on about 2 miles of track.

Saturday, September 18, 2021


 I have seen some Monarch butterflies around off and on all summer.  I am hoping to see more now that the Goldenrod is blooming and they seem to enjoy that.  This is one I captured on one of the Coneflowers earlier this summer.

Friday, September 17, 2021


 Happy Friday!  TGIF!  I got lucky this past weekend and I saw this Bumblebee hovering around one of my plants.  It stayed long enough for me to run and get my camera and take some shots.  This is one with it's back to me showing off it's bee butt.  😁  I liked the creamy bokeh in this image produced by the rocks behind it.  Sharing it for today because Friday's Are Bokehlicious!

Thursday, September 16, 2021


 I have seen my Leopard frog buddies around in my backyard pond lately.  There were at least 4 of them around, 2 that immediately jumped in the water and 2 that stayed out on the Lilypads.  I captured this one being Hanging out on a pad.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021


 It's Wildflower Wednesday once again here on the Blog!  The Snow on the Mountain is currently in bloom the last couple of weeks or so.  It is in the Poinsettia family and you can probably see why when you look at the blooms.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021


 I love Praying Mantis.  They are such interesting creatures.  This is another view of the one that was trying to help me refurb my deck.  Maybe I can get him back, progress has slowed quite a bit.  😉

Monday, September 13, 2021


 This is one of my favorite Spring flowers.  An image of my Bleeding Heart plant from early this year that I never posted.