Thursday, October 21, 2021


 It's a double digit day today.  😊  Butterflies have been few and far between lately.  I captured this one a few weeks ago enjoying the Ironweed in the yard.  It's a Giant Swallowtail.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021


 It's Wildflower Wednesday here on the Blog once again!  Today's wildflower is a fairly common one for us.  This one was actually growing by our garage.  This is called a Tall Thistle.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021


 I have seen an Egret out in one of the inlets I bike past once in a while.  I usually do not have a camera or it flies off before I can get a shot or is way too far away.  Last week I finally got lucky and was able to capture it before it flew off.

Monday, October 18, 2021


 This is a new flower for me this year.  I think it is a wildflower as well in my state.  Hopefully that means it will come back next year.  This is called Sneezeweed.  The flowers remind me of Blanket Flower.  It has bloomed all summer for me.  The name comes from the fact that the leaves were dried and used for snuff back in the day.  The image is actually a 5 image focus stack that I spent way too much time on for what it is but turned out pretty well I think.

Sunday, October 17, 2021


 It's Steamy Sunday here on the Blog!  Today goes back to Pennsylvania once again.  I was able to see and photograph Norfolk & Western J Class locomotive 611, the Queen of Steam, once again.  I captured it here as it was pulling out of Paradise, the end of the track from Strasburg.  In Paradise it changes from the pulling the back of the train to moving around and pulling from the front back to Strasburg.

Saturday, October 16, 2021


 This was a lovely sunrise that I took from the end of my driveway as I left for work one morning at the end of September.  A lovely way to begin the day.

Friday, October 15, 2021


 It's Friday!  TGIF!  My Toad Lily is blooming.  I love this plant, very unique and photogenic I think.  I got this image of it last week and love the bubbly bokeh in it.  Of course I had to share it today because Friday's Are Bokehlicious!  These are in the Lily Family and grow best in shade.  I have them on the east side of my house.  They have orchid like blossoms.