Black Swallowtail

Brrr!  It was cold the day I found this Black Swallowtail butterfly on the lawn, temp in the 40's and strong winds.  It was motionless; I thought it was frozen ... or dead, but flapped its wings when I tried to pick it up. I placed it on my deck so it wouldn't get stepped … Continue reading Black Swallowtail

Sand Hills Safari

I just returned from a photo-safari of rural Nebraska; I called it my Sand Hills Safari because most of it focused on the western half of the state. Before I retired, my job took me to the western-most parts of Kansas and I called these trips a "tumble weed tour".   I was surprised to find … Continue reading Sand Hills Safari

Unforgettable

Culross, Scotland is a small coastal village (hamlet?) of 680 people located on the north side of the Firth (bay) of Forth.  While making our way up a narrow, winding, cobblestone road  to the Abbey on top of the hill, we found an open door in the 8 foot tall solid stone wall.   A … Continue reading Unforgettable