The Big Thaw




After our recent ice storm, while surveying the landscape, temperatures rose above 32F causing the ice to begin to melt. One interesting observation was watching the ice melt from a Red Cedar tree (hey, if Nebraskans can pass time by watching the corn grow, we Missourians can pass time by watching the ice melt!). Here […]

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Into the Deep Freeze




Today’s post contains a few more ice-covered plants in my rural Missouri landscape: Several years ago, I planted quite a few Fragrant Sumac shrubs, a plant that a lot of the wildlife love. As with many other plants, our warm winter has caused buds to appear on these plants: One of the most interesting plants […]

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Cold Hardy Succulent




Thank Goodness!!! When I was wandering around my rural landscape last weekend, I found some interesting views of a succulent that we have been growing for several years in our succulent garden. I’ve always loved this plant. It is about 3-feet tall and has such character. But when I found it covered in ice, it […]

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Frozen Goodies, Part 1




After our recent ice storm, I took my macro lens and tripod and wandered around my 9.5 acres, finding some wonderful frozen goodies. Right off my front porch, I captured this image of some landscape grasses that line the walkway from the drive to the house (this is a good example of why I don’t […]

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A Winter Wonderland




Over the weekend, we were square in the middle of a large ice storm that struck the Midwest. On Sunday morning, I looked out on the back deck and saw some of the ice-covered landscape that had resulted from an overnight icing. Here are a few images I captured from/around my back deck: On the […]

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Fun Friday: Chillin’




This little American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) seemed to be content just chillin’ out on a small, ice-covered branch near my bedroom window the other day: The temperature was quite low that morning (about 2F, I believe), making it difficult to imaging chillin’ in those conditions … unless you take this phrase literally! Photo Equipment Used: […]

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Beauty in the Snow




As it quickly sinks in that winter has hit Missouri, the Eastern Bluebirds (our state bird) were very active around my rural home. Here are a few images I captured, from the warmth and comfort of my bedroom window :o) I always enjoy photographing our wonderful state bird! Photo Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon […]

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Brrrr, Feels Like …




Brrr, with the recent arctic air hitting us, it almost feels like: … winter in Yellowstone! Haven’t heard the overnight low yet, but was forecast to be ~ -6-8F, quite cold for Missouri! And with this post, I’m back online. When our winter storm went through Friday/Saturday, we received a good coating of ice, followed […]

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A Berg is Born!




Today’s Post was taken while visiting LeConte Glacier (Alaska). Glaciers are continuously on the move, as they wind down the mountainside. This movement, although so very small, causes the terminal end of the glacier to periodically crack and fall from the glacier. This process is called “calving”. For anyone who has never witnessed a glacier […]

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