Thursday, December 3, 2020


 I was able to see Monarchs at various times all year which was quite nice but never the big migration amount, just one or two here and there.  This one was captured in June enjoying the Echinacea or Cone Flower that I had planted in my gardens.  This image has basically the absence of bokeh, as the background is quite smooth in appearance.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020


 It's Wildflower Wednesday here on the Blog.  Today's flower is Rose Verbena.  I captured this by my home in May.  There is a group of this that blooms out on Konza Prairie from Spring till frost.  This group blooms for quite a while.  It's normal bloom time is May and June if you want to look for it.  Conditions in these 2 places must be very good for it.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020


 It's December.  In some ways this year went really slow but in others it has gone crazy fast.  Seems odd that it is December already.  My image today is one I captured a while back and the usual way I see birds I want to capture, far away and I have the wrong lens.  This is a Red Headed Woodpecker that I saw one day and even though far away I still liked the image with the framing of the tree.

Monday, November 30, 2020


 I planted some mini Mums by the Gazebo this year and this one I had to put a cage around.  It was closest to the Gazebo and must be tasty as something, I believe a Pack Rat kept eating on it.  After I did that it recovered and did pretty well.  I took this image after the first hard frost we had and, as you can see, it was still blooming nicely.  I planted this color and then a more golden one that must not have tasted as good.  😏

Sunday, November 29, 2020


 It's Steamy Sunday! So I have never shared a photo of myself here and also one not actually taken by me.  Times are different though and this one was taken by my camera by the hubster and shows off the locomotive well.  I believe this is the experience that started it all, my first cab ride in a steam locomotive at the Black Hawk & Central City Railroad in Colorado.  The people running it were so friendly and informative and it was a great experience.  I really hope they are able to get this railroad up and running again as they are trying to.  All my pics from this were slightly blurry, not sure what was going on, we were usually better photographers than that.  This is an actual film pic that has been copied from back around 1990-ish.

Saturday, November 28, 2020


 November has been good for lovely skies both in the morning and evening.  This is a 3 image panorama that I shot on the evening of the 16th while out for a walk.

Friday, November 27, 2020


 It's Friday, TGIF!  Fridays are Bokehlicious as well!  This image is one I took in early September of a Painted Lady butterfly that was enjoying the Marigolds in my garden.  The blurred leaves provide the lovely contrasting bokeh.