When I first started my 365 “Photo a Day” journey at the start of 2012, I was using a “point and click” camera.  At that time, I knew I had much to learn about lighting, composition, and editing.  There was no need to spend much on a camera, because I had plenty of growing room […]

A few weeks ago, I traveled to Salina, Kansas, about two and a half hours west of Kansas City.  After about an hour on the fast, but boring, I-70, I exited onto the 56 mile long Native Stone Scenic  Byway through Shawnee and Wabaunsee Counties.  This “One Thing, Three Ways” post is of the native […]

We joke that if you don’t like the weather in Kansas, you just need to wait five minutes, because it will change.  That’s especially true in spring.  While it can be frustrating to experience snow, rain, and 70F temperatures in one day — especially because extreme temperature changes egg on tornadoes — it does bring […]

While taking down our existing fence to make way for the new fence, I found myself looking eye to eye with this tiny spider in a knot hole.

Where trees were scarce, native limestone was abundant on the Great Plains where the Volga Germans settled in America.  The native limestone in this region is close to the surface and usually uniform in thickness.  It is soft enough to split and shape when freshly quarried but hardens with exposure to the air.  Limestone was […]

As a friend recently asked, “What is it about December that brings out the ‘year in review recaps’ and ‘predictions’ in all of us?”  I don’t know the answer, but I do feel myself being sucked in.  Because the “A to Z” series I incorporated into my 365+1 photo blogging project has been so well received, I thought I’d […]

When it comes to fences, wooden ones like those pictured below seem to be as standard issue throughout the county’s many parks and walking trails as do these bridges.  Here are three shots of the fence posts.  What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below? Fence Post Photo #1.   Fence Post Photo […]