Between triple digit temperatures and no rain, this summer has been a hot, crispy one here Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA.  I love taking photos outside and found it difficult to get out as often in the extreme heat this month.  Fortunately I got to spend a few days in both Toronto and Dallas (where it was surprisingly cooler than […]

While taking photos of a garden near Sar-Ko-Par Lake in Lenexa, I saw this bug on a cucumber flower.  It looks kind of like a firefly to me, but who knows what it really is? You Might Also Enjoy: Butterfly on a Coneflower in Franklin’s Children Garden on Toronto Island Babysitting Chickens One Thing, Three […]

“How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” ~ John Burroughs While the kids swam tonight, I pulled some weeds around the pool and came across this cool, old, dry, beetle-munched morning glory leaf. You Might Also Enjoy: Wordless Wednesday:  Cannonball Fruit of My Labor Jump In! Beetle […]

While I’m not super happy to see all of these holes in the morning glory leaves on the trellis in the back yard, I did think these beetles were pretty cool looking. You Might Also Enjoy: Grasshopper Dragonfly