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Tuesday, June 30, 2020


They have been blooming for over a week, and I just yesterday took a photo of one.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Yellow Goat's beard, I think.

Some things in nature are just too beautiful for words when you look close.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

What more could you ask for...

Just love going through old shots and coming across things like this.    Click to expand the view...notice the geese?

Friday, June 26, 2020


We found these a few years ago...they are oyster mushrooms and delicious to eat if you like fried mushrooms.

Thursday, June 25, 2020


This is my one and only sunflower....I meant to actually plant some this year and just did not get to it.

We always called anything that came from a random seed dropped by birds, etc a volunteer.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Day lily

This is one of the day lilies in our yard..I  have not taken pics of the yellow ones and they have been blooming for over a week.  I did not notice the insect till I downloaded the pic or I would have taken a pic focused on it.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Monday, June 22, 2020

Big Boy Tomato

I only have two tomato plants...this one being the Big Boy variety.  The best I could tell, it has four tomatoes.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Blackberry blossoms

These were taken back in May...of 2009.

Which image do you like best.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Evening glow...

Just a couple of the sun set from the strip pit area.  Looking into Illinois.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Evening Campion....

I think I have photographed this before.  Happy One I identified the Long haired sedge the other day by using Plant Snap app.  That reminded me that I had downloaded it on my phone.  So I had to finish registering.  Then snapped this photo to identify it.   It took three tries, and I had to switch to this photo.  But soon as I switched to it, it got it right the first time.

I first used the following photo to try to identify it:

I think the leaves in the background confused the app.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Technically not so good...

But it always brings a smile to my face.  Taken many moons ago.  What would you title this picture?

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Some kind of grass...

Not sure what this grass is.  The blade would just about cut you if you were to walk through a patch of it with bare legs.

It was up by the swamp we went to last weekend.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Monday, June 15, 2020

Thistle joy!

The first photo is usually what I think of when I think of thistle blooms...and I think they are just beautiful.

Driving on down the road out of the corner of my eye I caught this one.  I just stopped, backed up, turned the car off and rolled down my window.  It was a totally lucky shot as the background is an old rundown two story house that has all these shade trees.  Who would have thought that dark background was natural.

I did not notice the critter on the right side till I downloaded the pics.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Moo-day critters....

From Saturday's drive...I was in hopes of finding a cow or two to photograph.  I am sure they could do without all the flies.

Doesn't the little boy have such a sweet face....and it is a boy.  I have other photos to prove it.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Dragonflies today....

I think these are the first dragonflies I have captured this year.....

I am liking the shadows in these shots.

Friday, June 12, 2020


I love the lotus blossoms...

along with their 'leaves' or pads or whatever you call them.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

This is my better side...

This was taken at the Aikman Wildlife Adventure in/near Arcola, Illinois a few years ago.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Waving in the breeze

This delicate grass grows along a busy road over in some stretches it is a long stretch of it and in the right light it is gorgeous.  But I have never been able to take a pick of it.  At the most, it most it is about 10 inches tall.  This was at the strip pit is just here and there out there.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Summer evening version of On and on and on...

This is was taken two or three evenings is the summer version of On and on and my eye it is not  as appealing.  It is not bad...and I would probably like it better if it were right before or right after a storm.

And this is the version looking the other way, which is south.   This off to the side was the most effective way to take the shot.   The first pair of poles is quite a bit farther away than the pair looking north.

Monday, June 8, 2020

More Bird's foot trefoil....

Another thing I cannot resist is this flower.

I will try to let these be the last for a while.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

NOT a Bad Moon Rising....

But it is the Strawberry Moon.  The photo above was with a is not cropped.  And neither is the one below.

I thought the one above was without tripod but not sure.

This one was without tripod.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Friday, June 5, 2020

Do you mind

Do you mind if I share a couple more pics of this clematis?  It is hard not to take photos of it every day.

Both are taken with my phone.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Eastern Kingbird revisited...

I posted one pic from this section a few days ago.  Thought I would show some of the others here.  They usually do no cooperate...

I have always been lucky to get one shot...

Let alone one to sit and shake it off and scratch an itch...

and then settle back down.

I know its tail is cut off in a couple shots but I am still happy to have caught the gleam in its eyes.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

On and on and on

Don't have anything to say about this...just something different to post. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020


My wisteria has been bloom a few days...and I actually took this last week.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Photo from Lorelei

When Lorelei comes, we always take time and look through her newest photos.  They consist mostly of Rosie, with a few of Kitty Soft Paws and Otto thrown in.  And a few like this....
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