Big Boy 4014 Rumbles into Town

Union Pacific’s historic Big Boy steam locomotive No. 4014 is touring the Union Pacific system throughout 2019 to commemorate the transcontinental railroad’s 150th anniversary and we were able to view it today! We started in Abilene, where there was a good sized crowd. We were able to find a parking space, but then found out…

October Oil Painting

I spent most of the day in front of my palette and easel, and created a number of oil paintings. I started doing a color chart, in order to have a sense of how the different colors on my palette blended together. Before I finished, but after I ran out of room on the palette,…

Bear Lake in the Fall

We recently took a trip to Colorado to view the fall colors. Great weather, compared to past years. I much prefer sunny days for this type of photography! While there, we visited Rocky Mt National Park, including Bear Lake. As is now becoming an annual habit, I walked the mile or so loop around the…

Cool Old Bridge

We found a cool old bridge south of Douglass Kansas today. These old iron bridges are becoming endangered around the state; I know of 3 in our county alone that have perished in the last 20-30 years. This one is unique in that it has a wooden driving surface. No concrete or anything like that,…