America

Bald Eagle

Today is likely the most significant election of my life. As I’ve mostly steered away from politics on this site, I’ll leave it at that. I’m still working on (avoiding, actually) the almost 2000 pictures I took last week when we went to Missouri to see Elton John in St. Louis. Outside of Kirksville we … Read more

High Waters at Kanopolis

Above Kanopolis Spillway Looking East

After days of rain, followed by snow, the water level Kanopolis Lake is getting quite high. They are releasing a record amount of water which makes for a thunderous scene at the spillway. This is the most water I’ve ever seen rushing from the dam! Here are some photos taken around the lake as well … Read more

Painting with Fountain Pen Ink

Sunset Palms

Both as a distraction from current events and as a new creative venture, I used fountain pen ink to create a few different watercolor paintings a couple of days ago. The ink is much stronger than watercolor paints, and since I mostly use permanent inks, that means most of them are staining. I also noticed, … Read more

Leaning Elevator of Lindsborg

Leaning Elevator of Lindsborg

Built in 1961, it started leaning almost immediately. The story is that it was filled prematurely, before everything had set. An emergency release of the stored grain prevented the problem from getting any worse. Over the years, the lean has been stabilized and even reduced a little, but it still has a very definite list!

Seven from Nine

Kansas State Fair Timelapse - 2011

September has always been a good month for taking pictures. Something about the changing light, angle of the sun and the beginning of fall colors adds a little extra. Following are seven photos I’ve taken during the ninth month. They are a mostly random group of shots that caught my eye, selected over a 2-3 … Read more

August 9th

Missing Jerry

There were days And there were days And there were days between Some dates resonate over and over in folks lives, almost serving as a portent of momentous things to come. August 9th is such a date in my family’s life and in my personal experience. Let’s take a look. 1945 – Nagasaki was struck … Read more

Scenes from Early 2018

March - Sand Hill Cranes

It’s the so-called dog days of summer and there’s nothing new to blog about. So I thought I’d share a selection of my favorite photos from the first 7 months of the year, one per month. I haven’t taken near as many pictures this year as in years past, but I am happy with the … Read more

Louisville Bike Trails, Redux

Dead and Company

We took a quick trip to see Dead & Company play at Folsom Field in Boulder earlier this month. We had just been to Estes Park in June, so no real touristy stuff this trip. We stayed in Louisville, and I was able to further explore the bike trails in the area which was great … Read more

Estes & Bear Lakes

Bear Lake View

We went to Estes Park at the end of May to celebrate Sheryl’s birthday. The day before her birthday it seemed like I had all the fun as I biked around Estes Lake in the morning and hiked around Bear Lake in the afternoon! Here are some photos from each activity.