Little Pink Bells




From a little over a week ago, after we had a snowfall, I found these cute little pink, bell-shaped flowers in one of our wildflower gardens. They resemble the blue harebell wildflowers a lot, but I’m pretty sure these are not wildflowers. My wife planted a lot of non-natives in the area, mostly iris and […]

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More Signs of Spring




After the recent snowfall, I also found some early, woodland wildflowers growing around my rural property. The Virginia Bluebells had some small buds, still being covered by the leaves, trying to poke out: I then set up my camera on a tripod to capture some images for Focus-stacking: This focus-stacked image was made by capturing […]

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Almost Spring




… but not quite! A look at the calendar says that spring is only 5 days away. But yesterday’s snow puts that into question! After a morning of snow, I hiked around my rural Missouri land to see what photo opportunities existed. The snowfall was quite “trivial”, but with temperatures below freezing, it sure wasn’t […]

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Golden White




These American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) images were captured immediately after a brief snowfall, a few mornings ago in rural Cass County, Missouri, near my home: Goldfinches are very common in my area. During the cold, winter months, I have often counted 30+ of these beauties on my front porch, feeding from our bird feeders. Photographic […]

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A New Day




First, I’d like to thank all my friends for the warm wishes, thoughts and prayers for me and my family as we celebrate my dad’s life, following his death last Thursday. Services were concluded Tuesday afternoon, capped with a full, military color guard at the gravesite. Dad was always so proud of his military training […]

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Who Said It Never Snows in Heaven!




Some more wintry images from Alaska’s Chilkat River Valley, along the Inside Passage. At such a gorgeous place, it would seem to be Heaven on Earth … then snow hits! It can be awfully cold and snowy conditions can make it difficult to watch all the action, but well worth the effort! In these first […]

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Is It, or Isn’t It?




My calendar indicates it is spring … but my garden says it isn’t! Overnight on Saturday, we got a dusting of snow, so when I awoke on Sunday morning, there was a dusting of white powder all over the place. Hoping to find some purple crocus in the white snow (that should make a nice, […]

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Beauty in the Snow




As it quickly sinks in that winter has hit Missouri, the Eastern Bluebirds (our state bird) were very active around my rural home. Here are a few images I captured, from the warmth and comfort of my bedroom window :o) I always enjoy photographing our wonderful state bird! Photo Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon […]

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Merry Christmas to All




Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! Photo Equipment Used: Canon 1D Mark 3 body Canon EF 100mm-400mm, f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC, shot at 540mm Handheld ISO 200 Aperture f/16 Shutter Speed 1/80 sec.    

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Brrrr, Feels Like …




Brrr, with the recent arctic air hitting us, it almost feels like: … winter in Yellowstone! Haven’t heard the overnight low yet, but was forecast to be ~ -6-8F, quite cold for Missouri! And with this post, I’m back online. When our winter storm went through Friday/Saturday, we received a good coating of ice, followed […]

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