Fun Friday: Time With the Kids

Today’s post comes from one of my spring trips to the Wichita Mountains of southwest Oklahoma, were I can spend tons of time watching/photographing the cute Black-tailed Prairie Dogs. This adult prairie dog is busy attending to a couple of pups:   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 1D Mark 2 body Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5 – f/5.6 […]

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Giving Thanks!

It’s that time of the year for us all to think back over the year and remember all the blessings that have been bestowed upon us. Myself, it’s been a tough year at times, but I still have plenty to be thankful for! I’m posting this Thanksgiving Post to all my family, friends, and followers, […]

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Stillwater Surprise

While in Stillwater, Oklahoma in April (for the Stillwater Art Festival), I decided to stay an extra evening and drive back the day after the show was over (hoping to avoid some of the nasty weather we had been experiencing over the weekend). After getting my luggage packed and just hanging around the motel, I […]

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Fun Friday: You Lookin’ at Me?

During last weekend’s art festival in downtown Stillwater, Oklahoma, my booth was directly in front of the Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) Museum of Art. On both sides of the entrance to the museum, were flower beds that contained very colorful violas. To go one step further, these colorful little beauties appeared to be tiny faces […]

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Dreaming of Spring

Today in the Midwest, it will be spring … on January 28 … if only for a day! Our forecast in west-central Missouri is for the temperatures to soar to above 70F! But then winter sets back in as we make a large temperature drop tomorrow. But while it’s springy … actually, even summer-like, I’m […]

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Fun Friday: My Personal WatchDog

A funny moment in Oklahoma’s Wichita Mountains … woke up one morning and looked outside my camper to find my own, personal bodyguard … a large American Bison: Bison roam freely on the Wichita Mountains NWR, even in the campground! I had to carefully exit the camper and walk around my camper and to the […]

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Doggin’ It In the Wichita Mountains

Today’s post features more images of Black-tailed Prairie Dogs in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma: Spring in the Wichita Mountains is a wonderful place for the photographer! So many things to photograph and comfortable temperatures. Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 1D Mark 2 body Canon EF 100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens, with Canon 1.4x TC, shot from […]

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Nothing to Sneeze At!

Today I’m featuring some Black-tailed Prairie Dogs that I captured in a meadow of Sneezeweed wildflowers, captured in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma: I’m hoping to get back down to the Wichita Mountains in 2015. If I make it, these guys will be one of the target species I’ll photograph! Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 1D […]

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Awesome Wildflowers

When hiking the meadows in the Wichita Mountains (SW Oklahoma) recently, I came upon a small clump of some wonderful wildflowers: With some help from some nature friends, I found out these are Eastern Bluestar (Amsonia tabernaemontana). They were pretty similar to the Wild Hyacinth we have on our prairies back in Missouri, but were […]

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Fun Friday: Lady Beetle

Commonly called a “Ladybug”, this is really a beetle (I remember going through Master Gardener classes 12 years ago, and this was drilled into our heads by our entomologist instructor!). Actually our “ladybug beetles” are in the Family Coccinellidae, and are comprised of several species, within at least three genera. Not sure, but this one […]

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