Wednesday, September 30, 2009


It's the white stripes that make it interesting.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Monday, September 28, 2009

Propeller again

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Jesus: "The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”

John 3:8

Saturday, September 26, 2009

What is it?

Hint: There's a connection with the last six crosses.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Airplane wing 2

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Airplane wing

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

One more propeller

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

What is it? Airplane propeller!

Monday, September 21, 2009

What is it? 2

This one makes it more obvious.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

What is it?

Hint: It moves -- fast.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Goldenrod 2

Friday, September 18, 2009


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Pink blossoms2

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Pink blossoms

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Purple blossoms 3

Monday, September 14, 2009

Purple blossoms2

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Purple blossom

Any botanists out there who can identify this plant?

Homestead National Monument of America, Beatrice, Nebraska

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Building on the green

Heritage Center, Homestead

Friday, September 11, 2009

Lots of green

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Summer green, Heritage Center

Homestead National Monument of America, Beatrice, Nebraska

Wednesday, September 09, 2009


As always, I take delight in the near certainty that no one has ever made a cross out of leadplant before.

Homestead National Monument of America, Beatrice, Nebraska

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Palmer-Epard Cabin

Homestead National Monument of America, Beatrice, Nebraska

Monday, September 07, 2009

More sunflowers

Homestead National Monument of America, Beatrice, Nebraska

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Rows of color

How many billions of wild sunflowers are there? We're currently in Colorado, and the 600 miles of highways we traveled to get here are all lined with sunflowers. Gorgeous!

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Blue morning mist and yellow sunflowers

A wonderful mix of warm foreground colors and cool background colors.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Sunflowers and colorful tall grass prairie

It was probably 7 or 8 years ago that I stood on this spot with my Olympus 3mp point-and-shoot and took the "purple prairie grass" picture that has been published in newspapers and is used extensively at Homestead National Monument of America. That's the image on the top today.

I've always wanted to return to the same spot, at the same time, to try to duplicate that photo. Below is my attempt from a couple weeks ago. The colors here are more varied than the purple of the original, and the quality of the photograph is much higher, but it's a matter of taste whether or not this one is more pleasing than the old one.

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