Tropical Monarchs

Today’s post features some images I captured this past week at a new butterfly garden on the Lake of the Ozarks (MO). When this butterfly garden was set up earlier this year, several species of milkweed were grown/planted, to attract the Monarch butterfly. It is rare to walk through this garden and not see any […]

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Monarch Nursery

Back home, after some R&R at the Lake of the Ozarks. Actually, spent a fair amount of time working a new butterfly garden that I’ve helped a friend put in. Over the past few months, I planted multiple milkweed species, along with other butterfly-attracting plants, and while working in the garden last Friday, I had […]

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A Fiery Fourth!

Today’s post features some of my favorite images that I captured on the Fourth of July, over the Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri). I had a perfect, front-row seat to a fantastic display of fireworks: Quite a patriotic show! Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon 28-135mm f/3.5 – f/5.6 IS lens Bogen […]

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Lake View

Well, back at home for a while.  I’ve been at the Lake of the Ozarks, photographing landscapes and fireworks at the lake. A few days before the Fourth, a pop-up thunderstorm resulted in a wonderful rainbow stretching over the lake: Coming up … fireworks over the lake. Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body […]

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Here a Duck, There a Duck

Withing the past few days, I was pleasantly surprised to see a Wood Duck hen with 7 little ducklings, as they swam past me as I worked in a friend’s yard at the Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri). Here are some images I captured as the group filed by me: About the same time, I […]

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Small, White Beauty

Today’s post features another wildflower I found along the trails of Ha Ha Tonka State Park (Missouri). I’m pretty sure this little, white beauty is Rue Anemone, but welcome any correction I may have made to this ID. While hiking the Natural Bridge Trail this spring, I found lots of different woodland wildflowers along the […]

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Blue Phlox

During my recent wildflower trek on the Natural Bridge Trail, in Ha Ha Tonka State Park (MO), I ran across several patches of Blue Phlox (aka, Wild Sweet William) just starting to bloom. Here are a couple of images of these blue beauties: I always love seeing the unfurled petals of the phlox, as it […]

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A Near White-Out

Today’s post features more Flowering Dogwoods (Missouri’s state tree) that were blooming profusely last week in the Lake of the Ozarks area. These images were captured along a rural roadside, on my way to check out an active bald eagle’s nest. Well, the eagle’s nest seemed to unoccupied (unless an eagle was very low in […]

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Missouri’s State Tree

I’m back home after a wonderful Easter trip. During this trip, I was able to get out and capture some more woodland wildflowers. One morning, while hiking in Ha Ha Tonka State Park, I came upon a lot of wonderful wildflowers. But the subject of today’s post, captured along this trail, is the Flowering Dogwood, […]

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Bellringers Everywhere!

Today’s post features some of the hundreds of Virginia Bluebell wildflowers I came across during my recent woodland hike, near my rural Missouri home: I always look forward to my spring woodland hikes, where the woodland floor often appears to be blue in color, due to the abundant Virginia Bluebells. Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D […]

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