Spring Day in Lindsborg

A Spring Day Around Lindsborg

Let’s start the month in which I celebrate the 14th anniversary of this blog with a slice of life post. I rode my bike around town this afternoon, and took a few photos of the many beautiful flowers I saw. I wish I could capture the scents as well; for a few days there are … Read more

Above Winchester Road

Lovely Kansas from Above

Monday was a rare day for spring, with virtually no wind. It was warm, with a few clouds, and late in the day we took off so I could practice flying the drone and taking pictures. The first spot is one of my favorite places to ride my bicycle as well as go on leisurely … Read more

Above Mushroom Rock Park

Above Mushroom Rock Park

Spring in Kansas means a lot of wind, so I haven’t been able to do much flying this month. Today was almost calm, and I got some flight time in. We were up north of Kanopolis Lake, at Mushroom Rock park. I spent most of the time just getting familiar with the unit, flying further … Read more

Sunflowers on the Meadowlark Trail

Everything Old is New Again

I’m re-reading The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, a late 60s account by William Shirer, a reporter who had observed and reported on Hitler since the 1920s. Very interesting to read again with a more mature perspective; I missed a whole lot the first time! I know that in a historical sense, the … Read more

Drone's eye view of the Old Mill

First Shots from My Drone

I’ve been interested in getting a small quad-copter, also known as a drone, for a while now. But, the high price for something that could be crashed and rendered inoperable caused me to hold off. There are a number of drone manufacturers, but the leading one, DJI has had great success with their Phantom line, … Read more

32 gallon planted tank

32 Gallon Planted Tank

After our aquarium lights died we decided to double down and not only replace the lights, but also purchase the new glass tank we had been considering for over a year. We ordered a 32 gallon tank, custom cut to fit our available space, from GlassCages.com. We basically paid for a 35G tank and they … Read more

Planted Tank March 2016

Planted Tank Update

We’ve had some issues with my planted tank the past few months. Mostly related to neglect/lack of interest, or so I thought. Lost a few plants, and the anubias keep getting covered with a brown, easily wiped off, slime algae. Yuck! Then, the lights died. Both of the T5HO fixtures died. I replaced them with … Read more

Boulder / Estes Jan 2016

Boulder / Estes Park

After half a winter with virtually no snow, we decided to head west to the mountains of Colorado in late January. Of course, during the few days we were gone Lindsborg received a (light) winter snow; go figure. In any case Boulder, Estes Park and the surrounding area was beautiful as always, and there was … Read more

Beautiful succulent air plant

Favorite Photos from 2015

2015 was a reasonably good year and I’ve posted 27 of my best and favorite pictures from the past year on Flickr. Below are my favorite 7 from the year. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] [/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column … Read more