Fall Fishing

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured in the past few days from our boat dock, at the Lake of the Ozarks, MO. As bird migrations continue to move birds through the area, this Pied-billed Grebe was an inspiration to me as he swam around the cove, frequently diving to find a fish […]

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Fun Friday: Water Jockeys

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured yesterday at our lake home at the Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri). As fish have been very actively lately, the gulls are also active as they seek out the small morsels awaiting them. As one gull sat on our buoy (watching for fish, without expending the […]

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Finally!!!

Today’s post features an image I captured a few weeks ago, from our dock on the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. With several migrating Ospreys stopping here for about a week, they were often seen circling above the lake, and diving for fish when one was spotted. I have tried, unsuccessfully, for several years to […]

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Hasta la Vista, Baby!

Today’s featured image was captured in our Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) flower garden, shortly after release of this Monarch butterfly into the wild. This Monarch was the third one we released over one week … all were brought into our “Monarch nursery” as caterpillars. Within days, the caterpillars morphed into chrysallises, and eventually transforming […]

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Life Continues

Today’s post features a couple of Monarch butterfly chrysallises that have been busy transforming into beautiful Monarch butterflies, in my Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) garage. These photos were captured shortly before the adult Monarch eclosed from the chrysallis (in the first image, note you can start to see the patterned orange/black wings, through the […]

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Alien Life Form?

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured over the weekend. As the great Monarch butterfly migration towards Mexico progresses, I have a total of five Monarch “cats” that have been busy transforming into chrysalises (or, is that chrysali?). I managed to capture a lot of images of this metamorphosis, and I’m working on […]

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Cats Galore!

Today’s post features some of the many Monarch “cats” (caterpillars) that we’ve been finding in our Lake of the Ozarks butterfly garden. We have quite a lot of milkweed plants, which is the Monarch’s host plant. For the past 2-3 weeks, the Monarch activity around the garden here has been quite high. Here are a […]

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A Nice Drop-in Visitor

Today’s post features an unexpected, but very welcome visitor to our Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri)  home. As I was watching for more osprey activity, this young adult Bald Eagle soared overhead at our lakeside home: This eagle looked to be 4-5 years of age, as evidenced by the mottled coloring still in his feather […]

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Fun Friday: Eggs-citing Times

Today’s “Fun Friday” post features a highlight for us this time of the year … the last of the migrating Monarchs have arrived! Today’s images were captured recently in our lakeside butterfly garden, where some Monarch butterfly eggs were observed on some Tropical Milkweed plant leaves: Cropping the same image to a much larger image: […]

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They Just Keep Coming

Today’s post again features the “fish hawk”, the Osprey. A little “gold mine” has hit in our cove … frequent visits from several ospreys. I’ve seen ospreys here, all throughout the summer, but their visits were very infrequent. However, lately there has been a steady stream of ospreys flying into our cove and fishing, often […]

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