Category Archives: 2011

Fun Friday: A Stack of Owls




Today’s “Fun Friday” post gives me great hope on again experiencing/photographing Missouri’s endangered Barn Owls. This image was captured in a Missouri barn that is about 10 miles from my rural home. The barn owl is endangered in Missouri, with only a handful of known populations throughout the state. And when a population is discovered, […]

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Fun Friday: Where is Spring?




With temperatures in the Midwest dipping so low, I thought a cute, winter image would be appropriate for this week’s “Fun Friday” post: This image was captured in beautiful Yellowstone NP, in the middle of winter. As the free-ranging Bison forage for food, they swing their large, muscular heads side-to-side to remove snow from the […]

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Revisiting Blue Ice Fields




(I’m at the Lee’s Summit Art Festival today (the last day of the festival), meeting more wonderful nature-lovers and displaying my artwork. If you live in the Kansas City area, please stop by and say “Hi”. Yesterday, I met many great folks and enjoyed a wonderful weather day (low 60’s, sunny and just a gentlest […]

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Barnacles and Bears




Ok, so what do barnacles and bears have in common? Scientific and journalistic interest for one thing. It seems that I have been requested 3 times over the past month, for permission to publish a couple of images I made in Alaska. One is of a black bear (Ursus americanus) sow, “grazing” on barnacles along […]

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Yellowstone’s West Thumb, Part 1




When we first pulled up to the “warming hut” in the West Thumb area of Yellowstone, we were greeted with amazing light … the morning was very cold (remember, it was -38°F when we got up!). Combining with all the steam from the numerous thermal pools of West Thumb, the light filtering through the trees created a very […]

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Yellowstone Winter Images




Today’s post includes some more images made along our ride in the snowcoach, from Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful. These images were made near/along the Firehole River, as we neared the Old Faithful area. This area has a lot of thermal pools and geysers in the area and thus offers a wonderful, wintery view of steam-engulfed landscapes.

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Fun Friday: “Mirror, Mirror …”




It’s been a while since I’ve posted a “Fun Friday” post, one just for fun, so here goes. As I was quietly sitting along the creek bank waiting for beavers, a flurry of bird activity started up. There were various kinds of birds observed: flickers, downy woodpeckers, tufted titmice, American goldfinches, a wren (not yet […]

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