When Synke visited last month, we took an evening hike through waist-high prairie grass and wildflowers near Lake Lenexa in search of deer and other lovely things to photograph.  I feel “so so” about the photograph of a young doe I took that evening, and I’m not sure if I’ll post it, or not.  However, I […]

The Konza Prairie is an 8,600 acre preserve of the largest remaining unplowed, native tallgrass prairie in North America in the Flint Hills of Kansas.  It is home to a variety of species including more than 500 plants, 30 mammals, 200 birds, 30 reptiles and amphibians, and 20 types of fish.  A herd of bison […]

From crocus to iris, signs of spring were everywhere at the Powell last month. What do you think?  Do you have a favorite photo below? Signs of Spring Photo #1.  I’m pretty sure these are a type of crocus. Signs of Spring Photo #2.  Same here. Signs of Spring Photo #3.  I love the deep purple […]

On Today’s Date in the Past: Sparkle Boot in the Sun Sticking with It!

The Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park was originally built as part of the the 1894 World’s Fair.  At the end of the fair, Makoto Hagiwara, a Japanese immigrant and gardener, worked to convert the temporary exhibit into a permanent part of the Park.  He added cherry trees, native plants and birds, […]