Sunday, April 18, 2021


 It's Steamy Sunday here on the Blog!  I am still having to go through the archives since I did not get to travel to see any steam trains last year.  We shall see what this year holds.  This is from quite some time ago on an early trip out to Colorado when I visited the Cripple Creek and Victor Railroad.  The locomotive is an articulated Mallet 0-4-4-0 narrow guage.  I took this image probably back in the late 1990s but it is still operating today.

Saturday, April 17, 2021


 I have seen a few butterflies around already.  This is the second one that I was able to capture this year.  I believe it is a Cloudless Sulphur that I captured on the leaves of my Daffodils in one of my gardens.

Friday, April 16, 2021


 TGIF  Captured another Honeybee enjoying the Grape Hyacinths in the yard.  Bee butt image!  😁  Really glad to see Honeybees around.  Sharing this one for today with the nice bokeh background because Friday's Are Bokehlicious as well.

Thursday, April 15, 2021


 My Tulips are blooming, at least the ones not eaten by whatever, probably rabbits.  Grrrr  I need to construct more cages for my flowers.  Sigh.  Anyway, this is a macro of one of them.  Love it's colors with the red highlights.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021


 It's Wildflower Wednesday!  Things are really starting to bloom in my area of Kansas.  This is a close up of a Johnny Jump Up which is a relative of the Pansy.  They are considered a weed but I think they are rather lovely.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021


 I was on a bike ride through some pretty rural areas of mostly farm fields on Sunday.  In the corner of one of them I spotted this Killdeer walking around.  I had brought my camera along so stopped and took some images.  It seemed very unconcerned that I was there and even went and sat on it's nest I am pretty sure so probably a female.  I am wondering if it is because I stayed on my bike and did not move around much while taking photos.  Thisis with a Zoom so I wasn't as close as it looks.

Monday, April 12, 2021


 I still have a couple of good snowflakes to share that I was able to get this past February.  Here is one of them.  It had a bit of an odd shape to it but I was able to capture it clearly.