Busy Beavers, Part 2

As a followup to “Busy Beavers, Part 1”, today’s post features a few images I was able to capture of the Waterton Canyon beavers as they swam underwater. That amazingly clear, “mountain spring water” of the Platte River, along with the relatively shallow waters, made it especially easy to see/watch the beavers as they swam […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving today! In celebration, I’m featuring the symbol for Thanksgiving that we all relate to at this time of the year … the turkey! As usual, I found a rather large group of wild turkey as I entered Waterton Canyon. I estimated there were about 40 in the group. As I […]

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Busy Beavers, Part 1

As was the case last year when I visited Waterton Canyon, I again had some quality time with beavers in the canyon. This year, I had a pair of beavers active in front of my lens … and they seemed to hang around for hours! Here are a few of the images I captured of […]

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Mule Deer Rut

Early in my recent Waterton Canyon hikes, it was evident that the Mule Deer were also in their rut. A few, single does were seen, but most of the deer were in groups of 2-8 does and a nearby buck. Here are a few images of the Mule Deer that I captured on my hikes […]

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A Skinny Dipper in the Platte River

Just returned home a few days ago from another wonderful fall photo trip to Waterton Canyon in Colorado. Again, the main emphasis was to capture the rutting Bighorn Sheep as the rams butt heads for dominance. How did that turn out?  Stay tuned and I’ll have a followup post about the sheep (probably even more […]

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Fun Friday: Looking Ahead

Finally … back to live posting! Sorry for my absence lately, but I had too many irons in the fire and decided it best to just step away from blogging for a short time, until I could get through all my other commitments … less stress and burnout by taking a short “vacation”. I finished […]

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! Today’s post was posted on Halloween in 2012. Wishing everyone a Boo-tiful weekend! On this Halloween day, I’m featuring some Boo-tiful creatures from a local Missouri prairie that I captured one October morning in the fall of 2010. When fall comes to the prairie, there often are many magnificent spider webs that […]

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Crown Me!

No, I’m not talking about the KC Royals, although they are on most Missourian’s mind right now! As we move ahead of the Mets, 2 games to 0, we’re wishing the Royals continued success in their quest for the Crown! I’m referring to the recent arrival of the Golden-crowned Kinglets (Regulus satrapa) who are now […]

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Dancing in the Rain

While photographing the covered bridges of Madison County, Iowa, several small trees had wonderful, red fruit on them (persimmon trees?). When the cold rains came down on one of my days there, I went back to the Cedar covered bridge where I had seen these trees, and captured some closeup images with raindrops hanging from […]

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Those Fabulous Fall Leaves

I enjoyed a few days “off” and have been busy chasing fall colors around the Midwest. I spent 3 days in Madison County, Iowa (anyone ever heard of the “Bridges of Madison County”?), photographing the 6 covered bridges and fall colors. Had some nice weather and lots of photo ops, even though I missed peak […]

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