Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Bit Squeamish

 This is a snake in the area class. All were invited to walk up an extremely steep hillside.You can stop here and give me your YECH in the comments.

Prairie Ringneck, full grown.

Ringneck babies

 All were mostly held by ladies, a fun day in the park.When the boys of the group heard where to look they took to the hills.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Peaceful Morning

Sycamores reaching to the skies
It is amazing how tall they can be
Reaching into the heavens
Helping us to breathe.
 You rent a caboose for the night here
I need to give it a few tries
I know many who agree
This is an exciting place to be
Out on the prairie. 

Did someone say ride
I guess they did
This area got a workout
A county program added
Not for the faint of heart
This is the start of
Looking for snakes in the park.

The prettiest horse in the park
I am always partial
To dapples and Grey's
I think I will park my heart.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorable Memorial Day

Hope you all have a great extended weekend. This is one of two family cemeteries in my family, I am namesaked for the person with the long stone one the right.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Getting Around

 A different type of graffitti
A learning tool perhaps
College students will be working
To eradicate this.

A Mourning Cloak Butterfly

 Over 5,000 years of sedimentation

One of my favorite barn shots

Baby Canadian Geese

 I have been around, having driven 780 miles since Sunday

Monday, May 21, 2012


A big old house
With lots of memories
My grandparents home
For a half century
Porch swing swayed
As a few rode the railing
Flying in jets or on a pony
Times have changed
But the palace stands still
Out on the prairie.

 Canadian Anemone

 Prairie Phlox

Eastern Kingbird