Category Archives: 2021

Fun Friday: Baja Hillbillies?

Today’s post comes from my last trip to Baja (Mexico) for some interesting nature photo ops there.  Flying in to Cabo San Lucas, I met up with some friends as we embarked on a 10-day photo tour of the Baja Peninsula. Our first “encounter” was just outside of Cabo, where our van caught up with […]

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A Tiger’s in Our Garden!

Today’s post features some images of a Tiger Swallowtail butterfly (one, among many) that visited our butterfly garden, here at our home on the Lake of the Ozarks (MO) this week: I love taking a walk out to the garden and watch the butterflies, hummingbird moths and tons of pollinators, all busy jumping from flower […]

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Seek and Ye Shall Find

(… but not this time.) Today’s post features a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher as he hunts for insects in the trees along the shoreline of Bittern Bottoms CA (Missouri), captured while I kayaked the area. The Blue-gray Gnatcatcher is a fun bird to watch as he flits from tree to tree, foraging for insects that are found […]

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Seeing Clearly

Today’s post features an interesting visitor to my butterfly gardens, the Clearwing Hummingbird Moth. As of lately, I see at least one of these little beauties daily, both in my home butterfly garden and the butterfly garden I tend at the church.  Can’t get enough of these lovely visitors! Here are a few images: The […]

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Going Underground?

Today’s post features a shot I captured while kayaking the creek at Amarugia Highlands CA (Missouri) a few years ago. As I paddled the creek, I saw this Barred Owl as it feasted on some morsel for breakfast. Just recently, when I edited a lot of older images, I found that the prey looks to […]

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Hot as a Firecracker!

Today’s post features a couple of landscape photographs I captured during one of my photo trips to South Dakota’s Badlands National Park. The Badlands area is very diverse, and depending on when you visit, you can experience bitterly cold winds, or a landscape with dry, parched grounds that pretty much supports only wildflowers and some […]

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Dangerous Weapons!

Today’s post features another image from one of my photo trips to Alaska. While visiting Ketchikan, where bald eagles are seen everywhere, I found an adult eagle that was pretty close to where I was standing. While perusing the fine specimen, my eye was drawn to those powerful talons … very strong and very sharp […]

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Heading to the Midnight Sun

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured on my last trip to Alaska … aka, “The Land of the Midnight Sun”. This trip was a bit different than my earlier trips to Alaska … caught a ride on the M/V Columbia, one of the ferries of the Alaska State Ferry fleet. It was […]

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Ahh, Memories!

Today’s post features a couple of (previously unpublished) images from Alaska’s Inside Passage, during one of my several Alaska photo trips on a 50-foot boat in the beautiful Inside Passage. Alaska is so very unique … so much, that you can never plan on what you will see! I take that back … you can […]

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FOY Monarch Cat

Today’s post features a phone-camera image I captured a few days ago in our Lake of the Ozarks butterfly garden. Last week I found 3 Monarch butterfly caterpillars, which is much earlier than I usually see them!  These first-of-year caterpillars were all busy chomping on butterfly weed … two were found in our lake home […]

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