The state bird of Missouri, this eastern bluebird was crossed the state line and was photographed in Kansas. Since two-thirds of a bluebird’s diet is made up of insects and other creepy-crawlies — like beetles, grasshoppers, spiders, and snails — I hope he does his part to keep those critters out of my garden come […]

One final photo from the 2015 Midwest Balloon Fest in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Click on image to enlarge  

In a “Hare and Hound” competition, balloonists try to hit the center of a large, 50 foot “x” with a weighted marker tossed from their balloon. ┬áThis balloonist gets ready to “make his mark” as he prepares to toss his weighted marker from up above.

One of the competitors in the “Hare and Hound” competition compares his laptop to visual data in order to get his marker on the “x” Click on image to enlarge