Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Bugs And Blossoms

Went looking for tiny critters at Kauffman Memorial Gardens. 

 Above, hard to see...Praying Mantis left of center.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

The River In The Rain - And Other Stuff

Gray, drab day.  Went to Kaw Point to see the skyline in the rain.   Light rain above, heavy rain below.

     High buildings and low clouds.  Below, the whole area at Kaw Point is covered in mud from the high water levels this summer.. slick going. 

Above, the General Ashburn, twin screw towboat built in 1981.  105 feet long, 30 feet wide. 
Below, low clouds over the river looking north. 

 Above, train running along the levee.  This is below Quality Hill. Below, trains and cranes. 
 Below, one last shot after I decided I was wet enough. 

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Hummers, Robins, And Flowers

I make several trips each year to Kauffman Memorial Gardens.  The array of flowers is ever-changing and the birds and insects plentiful.   Above, a hummingbird taking a shower in the spray of the sprinkler.  Only difficulty is tripods are not allowed in the Garden (understandably) so handholding the camera and lens is the order of the day.

                                      Below, Princess the Garden Guard Cat alert and on duty.