Sunday, July 3, 2022


 It's Steamy Sunday here on the Blog once again.  I was in Minnesota a couple weekends ago.  The Porter locomotive that I have been able to work on in the past was out and about running for Steam School weekend.  

Saturday, July 2, 2022


 This is another bird I was able to capture in Minnesota, the same evening as the Loon but in a different pond.  It went by me quite quickly in the water as I walked by and then cooperated for a bit while I snapped photos of it.  This is a female Hooded Merganser, I had to ask for an ID, I didn't know what it was when I saw it.  It had some young ones with it which I saw as I was walking away and probably why it was cooperative, keeping my attention from them, but the picture was pretty crap since it was so dark out.

Friday, July 1, 2022


 Happy July and it is Friday, TGIF!  Friday's are Bokehlicious and today's image is of the flowers of my Mock Orange bush which bloomed recently.  It smells quite lovely when it blooms.  They have some nice bubbly bokeh in the background produced by the light on the leaves on the trees once again.

Thursday, June 30, 2022


 For a couple of days in the evening while watching TV I spotted a visitor to my yard.  The second time that I spotted her, I went out the back door very quietly and sat down on my deck steps.  She was very cautious but let me snap a few shots before she made her way off in not a huge hurry like the day before.  I think my sitting down made her not so nervous.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022


 It's Wildflower Wednesday once again on the Blog!  Today's flower occurs in the wild in Kansas but this one is actually in my yard.  I was given a Nipple Cactus last June and planted it in what must be an optimum location because it flowered very well this year.  The cactus is only about 3 inches across at most and each flower is only about an inch and a half wide.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022


 A sure sign of spring is when these birds arrive.  This is a Dickcissel that I captured on a bike ride a while back.  It was very cooperative and sat in some great light with a nice background and rather close.  They get their name because their call sounds like dic - dic - sisss.

Monday, June 27, 2022


 I planted these Poppies about 3 years ago now I think and every year it produces more flowers.  This year it produced 4 blooms so I was quite happy.  I love Poppies, the crinkly quality of the petals. I loved the light on these.