Thursday, December 01, 2011

I See You!

Snowy Owl at the Grimes Farm Conservation education center, Marshalltown, IA.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011


I've never seen one this color before, image was taken near Winterset, Iowa this past weekend. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Thistle and Bumble Bee

I've been enjoying watching the butterflies, bees, bugs of all types, gold finches, and hummingbirds hang out in the thistle this summer.  This year it came up right outside my kitchen window, in the east garden, and is currently over 12 feet tall.  Luckily some of the blossoms were down low making it easier to snap photos.  The hummingbirds had a nest in it this year so I was able to watch the mamma and pappa bird tend to their baby until it fledged earlier this week.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Snake Weed or Horse Tail Rush

It all depends on who you ask as to what the correct name of this plant is, the only thing I'm certain about is that it's native.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Water's Up

Skunk River is closing in on it's banks, the water is definately up! 

Thursday, May 05, 2011


Iowa at 55 mph.  Photo taken along Hwy 59, I think, somewhere near Lake View.  Not bad for fly over country eh?  Modern windmill on the far horizon.