Category Archives: 2021

Fun Friday: Carryout for Two, Please

Today’s post features one of the osprey I blogged about yesterday. I didn’t realize it until I edited the images, but discovered that one of the osprey emerged from the lake with two fish in his talons! I had never seen this happen before, so I was really shocked to witness this feat! Here are […]

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Our Migrating Friends are Back!

Today’s post features 3 images I captured yesterday afternoon at our Lake of the Oarks (Missouri) lake home. While taking a break on our dock, the familiar “chirping” of an Osprey interrupted the quiet relaxation. I immediately ran into the house, grabbed my camera and headed back to the dock. Over the next 30 minutes, […]

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Birth of a King/Queen

Today’s post features a single frame of a project I have been working on … capturing and preparing a time-lapse video of a Monarch butterfly caterpillar, hatching from it’s egg on a milkweed leaf. I hope you enjoy this royal birth: I’m hoping to have the time-lapse video ready soon, but editing a couple of […]

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UFO’s

Today’s post features a couple of UFO’s (Unidentified Fuzzy Objects … well, at least one is) that I found yesterday while working in the church butterfly garden, here at the Lake of the Ozarks, MO. By the way, I counted 21 Monarch butterfly caterpillars busy chomping away on the milkweed … wonder how many I […]

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Quiet Time in the Badlands

Today’s post comes from my recent trip to South Dakota’s Badlands National Park, where I traveled in early August for the Perseids meteor shower. While waiting for meteors to begin flying overhead, the Milky Way was stretched up towards the heavens, from the southern horizon: Such a beautiful sight, late in the evening, solitude all […]

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A Bit Too Early

Today’s post features a single, Bighorn Sheep ram that I ran across during my recent trip to South Dakota’s Badlands NP, while photographing the Perseids meteor shower. Bighorn Sheep rams have lived in the Badlands landscape for quite a while. However, they typically occupy the higher altitude places, away from people and the ewes/lambs (who […]

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Fun Friday: Hi Altitude Gardening

Today’s post features a few “snapshots” collected yesterday at our Lake of the Ozarks (MO) home. Looking out of a second-floor bedroom window, I saw this unusual sight: Taking a second look, I realized that one of Bobbie’s squash plants (planted below this downspout, had decided to grow up (inside) the downspout and land in […]

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Build It, They Will Come!

Today’s post features one of the many Clearwing Hummingbird Moths that has been busy in our church butterfly garden, here at the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, that I established a little over a year ago. Built to encourage Monarchs to propagate here (which it does), it has also been attracting lots of Clearwing Hummingbird […]

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One Egg, Over Easy

Today’s post features a very small, Monarch butterfly egg that I found on a milkweed leaf in our Lake of the Ozarks (MO) church butterfly garden yesterday. Working very carefully, I removed that leaf and relocated it to one of my mesh, butterfly enclosures at home. I have a camera and macro lens focused on […]

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Finally!!

Today’s post comes from one of the nest boxes on the Eastern Bluebird trail that is located in the Laurie, Missouri city park. As a member of the area’s Lake Bloomers Garden Club, I am involved with monitoring one of the several Bluebird trails in the area. Until recently, we have fought vigorously against sparrows, […]

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