Thursday, January 23, 2020


I captured this cute shot of a male Cardinal this past weekend.  He was looking at the seed that I had put out for the ground feeding birds below.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020


As I write this on Monday it is cold enough today, all day to try and get some more of these images.  I will have to do in the garage though as the wind is too high.  I love when the bubbles produce the fern like crystals but these type are typically what I get.  They are beautiful in their own way though and always different.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020


I mentioned before that I brought my African Daisy Spoon flower plants inside to over winter.  They have been blooming quite well, better than they did outside this summer.  This is the other color that I have, I have shared a photo of the white one not too long ago.  The stem was actually bending over so this is how the flower was facing at the time.

Monday, January 20, 2020


So far this winter we only had one good snow that I was able to capture flakes from and that was over a month ago now on December 15.  Since then it's all been rainy ice.  This is the best flake I captured that day.  I was able to get the best focus in the amount of images taken, this is a 10 image focus stack and the clarity of the flake was lovely, no rime.

Sunday, January 19, 2020


Today's Steamy Sunday is another shot of Union Pacific's recently restored 4-8-8-4 Big Boy heading into my town of Junction City.  It was very cool to be able to have this locomotive come through our area.  I found it funny that one of the train crew was photographing us as we were photographing them.  I had to take out a few people who were standing too close to the track.  I heard the crew had to ask people a lot of the time during the trip to stay back.  People don't seem to realize how hot and dangerous these locomotives can be.  Plus putting pennies on the track can be dangerous, the locomotive will not derail, it is much too heavy for that.  The danger is that it could shoot the penny out if not placed correctly and hit someone.  They were removing them as the train pulled into and out of towns, this one as well.

Saturday, January 18, 2020


This image was shot a week ago today.  It was in the morning when the sun was just peeking out and there were storm clouds in the east that created quite the dramatic sky and showed the ice off rather well.  This was taken in my yard.  I should have gone out for a drive that day but had things to do and didn't take the opportunity.

Friday, January 17, 2020


I shot this image on Saturday when the sun came out in the morning.  I loved all the sparkly bokeh produced by the out of focus ice.  I had to share this image today because Fridays Are Bokehlicious!