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 […]

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 […]

Fellow photoblogger, Sandy at Garden Path, recently shared a photo of something called a Calico Pennant.  It looked a lot like a flying insect I’d caught with my camera this past Friday night, only I would have called my subject simply a dragonfly.  I don’t think what I captured was the same, beautiful spotted dragonfly […]

“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne This was the first butterfly I was able to capture, just a few weeks ago.  I think I’m getting better! What do you think?  Do you have […]