Monthly Archives: May 2016

A Memorial Day Trip

Saturday I took a trip to Union Mills Cemetery near New Sharon to visit the graves of my parents.  Then I continued my trip further to the south and east to visit the grave site of one of Iowa’s most … Continue reading

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A Little Dose of Butterfly

I spent about six and a half hours in a car today–most of it for work.  Nothing wears me out quite as much as driving or riding in a car for hours.  My muscles stiffen up and I find it … Continue reading

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We have some asparagus which has flowered and is going to seed. Asparagus has been used by florists as greenery in funeral bouquets.  As a result, it often grows wild in cemeteries,  especially around the fences in rural cemeteries.  When … Continue reading

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Going Through Old Photos

I usually don’t write about my family here, but my youngest son Eric is going to graduate high school in a couple of weeks, and I have been going through some old photos for his party. This is Eric. Here … Continue reading

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Lichens on Bone with Mite

I like to photograph lichens after or even during rain.  When wet, lichens swell up and have very bright colors. These lichens were dry and on a deer skull. Even when dry, they have an interesting look.

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First of the Year Butterflies

I had some business to do today so I took a day off from work.  I got some first-of-the year butterflies:  First photographed for all of them, first seen for the eastern comma and American lady. First, the eastern comma. … Continue reading

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Enduring the Rain

We have had cool rainy weather here for at least four days.  It is getting pretty old.  This afternoon the rain quit for a while and the sun came out, but it was still cool.  I walked around a little … Continue reading

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