Love Them Barnacles!




Still workin’ on capturing post-peak Perseids! Be back “live” soon. Here is a post from a few years ago showing a unique behavior of a spring cub Brown Bear. Today’s post is about a┬ábehavior that I was able to witness and photograph during one of my trips to Hallo Bay, Alaska. One day, after we […]

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Fun Friday: PhotoBombing the Photographer




Note: Busy trying to capture the Perseid meteors … in my online absence, please enjoy this comical event from 2012. Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from the roadside, on the way to the top of Mount Evans, from my 2012 trip. I had some more experiences with the Yellow-bellied Marmots this year, but not quite […]

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A Strange Looking Eagle




I am currently charging up batteries, gathering photo equipment, and planning for capturing the annual Perseids meteors. Thus, I likely won’t have time to be on social media over the next few days, possibly up to a week. I am, however, going back through some of my older posts and preparing them for scheduled, automatic […]

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Artichoke, Anyone?




I always look forward to seeing this tall, yellow border growing around the perimeter of all the wooded areas on my rural Missouri land … the Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus). This wildflower becomes a prominent feature of my rural landscape every summer. So refreshing to look out and see the “sea of yellow”. Here are […]

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Fun Friday: A Rare Bird Flyover




Imagine the surprise of hearing a sound like someone mowing in the woods behind my rural Missouri home, then looking out and seeing this rare “bird” flying over! Living in the country, I shouldn’t be surprised. I have gone outside many times and seen some rather “unusual” birds flying over, including the Stealth bomber (a […]

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Early Summer Spiderwort




Today’s post features a few images I captured back in late June while in the Des Moines, Iowa area, participating in the ArtsFest Midwest Art Show. On one of my free days, I drove to the nearby Neil Smith NWR. While hiking around the area, I found some nice patches of Spiderwort wildflowers in bloom: […]

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Common Visitors




Today’s post features one of the most common butterflies that visit my rural Missouri butterfly garden, the Fritillary butterfly. Most of the time, when it’s sunny and warm outside, I can walk outside and see at least a couple of Fritillary butterflies busy soaking up the sun and seeking nectar from the plants in my […]

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Fun Friday: NIMBY




NIMBY … an acronym for “Not In My Back Yard”, a phrase often used to show the displeasure of something, typically environmentally, about to occur near a residential area. In this case, it relates to finding some Tomato Horn Worms beginning to devour my tomato plants! I planted 8 tomato plants this year, the first […]

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It’s a Zoo Out There, Part 2




In the previous post, I highlighted one of the wonderful “zoo butterflies” visiting the purple coneflowers in my rural Missouri butterfly garden over the past week (if you missed that post, you can find it at this link: “It’s a Zoo Out There, Part 1”). Today’s post features another “zoo creature”, the beautiful Zebra Swallowtail […]

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It’s a Zoo Out There, Part 1




I was hoping to have some new images of dragonflies to post today, but I’ve not seen any around my rural Missouri butterfly garden over the past few days. I don’t know if the extremely hot temperatures are causing them to lay low, or I’ve just not been in the garden at the right time. […]

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