Fall Colors at My Rural MO Home

I went out this morning about a half-hour before sunrise and launched my drone to grab some aerial images of my rural Missouri home as the fall colors begin to invade: I’ll try to grab more images as the color progresses! Photographic Equipment Used: DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone, with 8.8mm lens ISO 100 Aperture […]

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A Late Visitor

As I left my house to pick up my mail at the road yesterday, I noted a beautiful Monarch butterfly that was very interested in a stand of aster wildflowers that are blooming in my rural Missouri butterfly garden. I went back inside and grabbed my camera and grabbed a few images of this regal […]

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Cabin in the Woods

The images in today’s post comes from a hike near the St. Mary Lake, on the east side of Glacier NP (Montana) in August. Sitting at the edge of a wooded area, this old (and no longer used) ranger cabin sits: As you can see, lots of wildflowers (mainly Daisies) are growing around the cabin, […]

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Aster Falls

When I was leaving Glacier NP (Montana) during my August photo trip, I could not drive through the park to exit on the west side. Two nights earlier, a storm came through and lightning started a fire inside the park, on the west side, causing the road to be closed and even evacuation of the […]

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Fun Friday: Changes in My Nursery

As I mentioned in a post last week, I have collected several Black Swallowtail butterfly eggs and caterpillars. They are housed in a mesh, indoors “nursery” in my rural Missouri home. I had been waiting for the caterpillar to begin making it’s chrysalis. Well, I went to bed on Tuesday night and the caterpillar was […]

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Common Toadflax

Today’s post features a pretty cool wildflower that I found blooming near St. Mary Lake in Glacier NP (Montana) in August. The Common Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris) is a rather showy wildflower, with bright yellow and orange flowers: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark III body Canon 28-135mm IS lens, at 135mm Handheld, with IS “On” […]

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Hungry Hummers!

Today’s post was captured a month ago, on September 01, on the covered, front porch of my rural Missouri home. About this time every year, the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds begin a “feeding frenzy” as they take in more calories to begin their annual, fall migration southward. The male hummers were mostly gone when I made this […]

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Fun Friday: No Longer an “Empty Nester”

About a week ago, as I was walking past my rural Missouri butterfly garden, I noticed a Black Swallowtail that was busy laying eggs on a parsley plant (host plant for these beautiful butterflies). Yesterday, I closely inspected the plant to see if I could find the eggs … voila, I found about a dozen […]

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Another Logan Pass Sunrise

Today’s image is another Logan Pass sunrise, captured during an early morning hike in Logan Pass, Glacier NP (Montana). As the sun began to rise above the background mountains, I set up to shoot the sun as it broke over the mountains. Shooting in this manner can give some nice “sun stars”: Photographic Equipment Used: […]

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Logan Pass Sunrise

Today’s image was captured during one of my recent, early morning sunrise hikes at Logan Pass (Glacier NP, Montana). As the sun began to peak over the surrounding mountains, the wildfire smoke created a beautifully colored sky for the sun to try to pierce (this image is one of the images that is appearing in […]

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