This sparrow is not as cool a bird as a pelican, swan, peacock, or owl — and the photo is a bit more grainy than it should be — but this is my first halfway decent shot of a bird in flight.  I will keep practicing…

Each year, the Powell Gardens hosts a Festival of Butterflies that allows visitors to interact with caterpillars and butterflies alike.  As much as I love butterflies, there was no way I was going to miss this chance to interact with the delicate, winged beauties. Butterfly Photo #1.  I think this might be a Blue Morpho with […]

After dropping my son off at Boys State on the beautiful Kansas State University campus, the girls and I toured the Sunset Zoo in Manhattan.  It sure has grown since I was there last, back in a year that started with a “1.”  This feathered friend is a crested screamer. On Today’s Date in the […]

I forgot I had one last photo to share from last week’s trip to New York… You Might Also Enjoy: Other New York Posts Other Airplane Posts

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 […]

I think the yellow flower is a black-eyed Susan.  I’m not sure what the flower is… Yellow Butterfly on a Yellow Flower #1. Yellow Butterfly on a Yellow Flower #2. You Might Also Enjoy: Self-Propelled Flower Happiness is a Butterfly