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 […]

Walking around Lake Lenexa, you can’t help but see dragonflies of all shapes and colors, especially in the evening.  I’m afraid I’m becoming a bit obsessed with them, but they are just so cool.  Here are a few of my favorites from a long walk around the Lake Sunday afternoon. Do you have a favorite […]

I can’t believe I’m halfway through my 365 +1 Project (thank you Leap Year)!  While I continue to learn from amazing photographers from around the world every day, I’ve also learned that… …I really want to visit Norway.  And Oregon, Jasper National Park, and New Zealand. …while Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA has its own advantages, I miss being closer […]

Called “the place where the mountain lion lies” by Native Americans, Captain William Clark named it “Pompeys Tower” in honor of Sacagawea’s toddler son Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, who he had nicknamed “Pomp.”  Nicholas Biddle, first editor of Lewis and Clark’s journals, changed the name to “Pompeys Pillar.”  The Pillar overlooks the Yellowstone River and still […]

We enjoyed a lovely picnic down by the Yellowstone River for Father’s Day.  Here are a three of my favorite shots of the longest undammed river in the contiguous United States. Do you have a favorite of the shots below?  Do you have any tips for me when it comes to shooting rivers?   Yellowstone River Photo #1. […]

Try as I might, I have had a hard time finding baby ducks to photograph here Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA.  On a recent duck hunting trip to Lake Lenexa, the mating pair was having Date Night and left the “kids” at home.  I checked all the usual locations along the Indian Creek on a recent walk and was about to […]

While we were out walking, we encountered these rabbits.  My five-year-old stopped in her tracks when she saw them and then whispered to me, “Mommy, do you think they know the real Easter bunny?” What do you think?  Do either of these guys know the real Easter bunny? Bunny Photo #1.  Bunny Photo #2.  You […]