Category Archives: Fun Friday post

Fun Friday: G-hog Day!

Today’s post features 3 images I captured through my back window, here at my Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) home. As I worked on a photo studio I am setting up, getting ready for Monarch butterfly photography, I caught some movement out the back window. After seeing the grasses/weeds/wildflowers moving swaying back and forth quite […]

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Fun Friday: Love One Another

Today’s post features a common sight in nature, particularly in early spring during mating season. Courtship behavior is often displayed between sexes. Today I’m featuring a pair of Burrowing Owls (from Oklahoma’s Wichita Mountains) and a pair of River Otters (from Amarugia Highlands CA, in west-central Missouri) in my post. Both images were captured early […]

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Fun Friday: Ever Feel You’re Being Watched?

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured a few years ago, in my rural Missouri yard. While wandering around and photographing wildflowers, I came upon this praying mantis that was in one of my flower gardens: Working slowly, I kept moving closer until I could get this nice closeup: Reminds me of a […]

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Fun Friday: The Itch!

Today’s post features an image I captured on Wednesday. I had an appointment in Camdenton, Missouri, for my annual physical exam. Being so close, I decided to check out nearby Ha Ha Tonka State Park. This decision was made despite the intermittent rain showers and the cool, early spring temperature (41F). Well, I must have […]

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Fun Friday: Can U C Me Now?

The image from today’s post comes from a visit I had a few years ago to the Venice bird rookery, in Venice, Florida. As you can see, many birds call this rookery home, overnight: Many different species in this single image … primarily, White Ibis are present, but you can also see Great Blue Herons, […]

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Fun Friday: A Joyful Meal

Today’s post features a male Prothonotary Warbler that I photographed a few years at the Amarugia Highlands CA Lake (Missouri). As he flitted about, looking for insects, he found a nice morsel, captured and consumed it, then sang with joy: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon 500mm, f/4 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC […]

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Fun Friday: Been Drinking Again?

Even if you haven’t, today’s image may have you thinking you have endulged! While hiking Mount Evans (Colorado), I came upon this very interesting and unusual wildflower. Called Little Pink Elephants, aka Elephant Heads, I found several of these plants (called “herds”) growing along the lower elevation trails. This wildflower grows as a dense, vertical […]

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Fun Friday: Carryout for Two, Please

Today’s post features one of the osprey I blogged about yesterday. I didn’t realize it until I edited the images, but discovered that one of the osprey emerged from the lake with two fish in his talons! I had never seen this happen before, so I was really shocked to witness this feat! Here are […]

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Fun Friday: Hi Altitude Gardening

Today’s post features a few “snapshots” collected yesterday at our Lake of the Ozarks (MO) home. Looking out of a second-floor bedroom window, I saw this unusual sight: Taking a second look, I realized that one of Bobbie’s squash plants (planted below this downspout, had decided to grow up (inside) the downspout and land in […]

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Fun Friday: Baja Hillbillies?

Today’s post comes from my last trip to Baja (Mexico) for some interesting nature photo ops there.  Flying in to Cabo San Lucas, I met up with some friends as we embarked on a 10-day photo tour of the Baja Peninsula. Our first “encounter” was just outside of Cabo, where our van caught up with […]

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