Bok Tower Gardens, Part 1

Today’s post, part 1 of 2, features a wonderful garden that I visited for the first time, during my recent trip to Florida. The Bok Tower Gardens is located in Lake Wales, Florida, and is 130 acres in size. The gardens were established by Edward W. Bok. During visits from their Pennsylvania residence to their […]

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Holy (Sea) Cow!

It’s good to be back, again! For those interested in my absence, I explain at the bottom of this post. I recently took a 4-week travel trip to Florida.  This was a combination vacation to see friends, as well as a photo trip. My first stop on this trip was Crystal River, where I was […]

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Moving Into Night – Badlands

Today’s post features the magnificent nighttime skies that are prevalent over the Badlands of South Dakota. Immediately after the sun began setting, I moved to another location and captured the transitioning skies: Sunset begins, over the Badlands: As the sun sets, the clouds above took on the hues of the sunset: A short time later, […]

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Colorful Badlands Sunset

Today’s post features a couple of sunset images as the sun dropped towards the western horizon, over the Badlands NP of South Dakota.  I have never seen a “bad” sunset here … ok, if it is really cloudy it might not be good sunset material.  But typically, I can always count on some really nice […]

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Down From the High Country

Today’s post comes from my recent trip to the Badlands National Park (South Dakota). I was hoping to see some Bighorn Sheep rams, but I wasn’t sure if it was too early for them in the “lower country”. The rams live as a group of rams, away from the ewes and lambs … that is, […]

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Visiting the Badlands

Just back from an exciting week of travel. One of the highlights of the trip was a 3-day stop in the Badlands NP (South Dakota). I will be posting several blog posts featuring this incredible place … today’s post features a look at some of the landscapes withing the park: Coming up … some of […]

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One of My ‘Tenants’

Today’s post comes from my rural Missouri home. While working around my back deck the other day, this brilliantly-colored Five-lined Skink was moving about, sunning on the exterior wall of my basement: I’ve seen a lot of these beautiful lizards this summer. Always a treat to see the summer sun glistening off their colorful tails! […]

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Swallowtails in the Garden

Today’s post features a few of the many Swallowtail butterflies that have been busy in the Monarch butterfly garden I designed this spring at the Lake of the Ozarks: Although this butterfly garden is new, and small, it has been very successful this first year.  With more plantings planned for fall and again next spring, […]

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Keeping the Species Alive

As you may know, Monarch butterfly numbers have been declining the past few years. In the new butterfly garden that I put in at the Lake of the Ozarks this spring is flourishing with Monarchs.  Here are a few of my favorite images captured recently in this garden. Monarchs busy laying eggs: Monarch butterfly eggs […]

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Fun Friday: “Squid” Spider

Caution, Acracnoids … Spider Ahead!!! Today’s blog post features an unidentified species of spider I found on a Tropical Milkweed leaf, while photographing butterflies at the new butterfly garden at the Lake of the Ozarks (MO).  My first reaction was it looked like a very small, land-based squid! If you are an entomologist, or know […]

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