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.

Sunday, June 13, 2021


 It's Steamy Sunday here on the Blog once again!  Dipping into the archives again to a trip to Colorado.  This image is of Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad locomotive number 1819.  It is a Prairie type 2-6-2 that was build in 1906 by Baldwin Locomotive Works.  It currently sits on display in Lamar Colorado and is much more rusty these days.  Hopefully they will do some cosmetic work to it soon before it gets beyond repair.  Back when I saw it several years ago it looked much better, it had some rust but not too extensive.

Saturday, June 12, 2021


 I had to walk a few times recently due to having some rain. I have been treated to seeing several types of birds while walking including this Red Tail Hawk that was circling above me and giving me a good opportunity for a few shots of which this is one.  These hawks are distinguished in flight by their red tail but also because of the dark bars near the end of their wings where the feathers spread.