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Blazing Avocets

November 03, 2015 - Photography is all about light: direct, indirect, reflected, warm, cool, bright, dim, morning, evening, mid-day, etc. Wi...
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Monarch Migration

October 29, 2015 - A Monarch butterfly on Salvia leucantha at Botanica in Wichita, Kansas. Another Monarch fall migration is over for Kansa...
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Pet Spider

August 24, 2015 - I know, believe me, I know the "ick" factor is pretty high here. No one cringes from spiders more than me but, I do find...
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Mug

July 13, 2015 - A mug for your mug. Staff at Great Plains Nature Center, here in Wichita, have chosen one of my photographs for a coffee...
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Beautiful Arbutus

February 03, 2015 - I love the colorful bark of arbutus trees. Known also as Madrone or Madrona tree, it is Canada's only native broadleaved...
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Tulip Puzzle

September 22, 2014 - THE GOOD NEWS: I was approached by a worldwide puzzle company, asking to use this photo (tulip display at Botanica, Wic...
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Kansas Sunflowers

August 06, 2014 - I knew they would be transfixed on the rising sun, oblivious to anything else. Or, at least, that is what I hoped for. I...
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'All American Chief' Daylily

July 07, 2014 - It must be summer, daylilies are blooming. And, it certainly feels like it today with the temperature expected to break...
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Armadillo

April 14, 2014 - I found this guy while photographing at the Old Mill in Oxford, noted in the previous post. I visited the mill a week be...
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Winter Gardening

January 22, 2014 - I decided to brighten my winter days by forcing some amaryllis bulbs again this year. The flowers are so big and spectac...
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Buffalo Auction

November 25, 2013 - click image for larger view Last week I received a call from good friend and photography cohort, Bob Gress. He had made...
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People's Choice

November 19, 2013 - click on image for larger view I am proud to announce that my cardinal photo won the People's Choice Award in Botanica'...
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Halloween Mouser

October 28, 2013 - A few feral cats reside in Sim Park in Wichita. It's only fitting that wild cats live in a wild park. Much of the park i...
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Puffed Bittern

October 21, 2013 - I went over to Botanica last week to see what there might be to photograph. I had arrived early and the gardens were jus...
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Victor/Victoria

August 22, 2013 - Last week produced the first bloom of the season on the giant Victoria water lily at Botanica. A little later than usual...
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Botanica Blooms Notecards

August 14, 2013 - New 'Botanica Blooms' notecards are available in the gift shop at Botanica. The cards feature a variety of flowers from...
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Wet and Wild

July 24, 2013 - A couple of weeks ago, I took advantage of a break in our hot Kansas temperatures. I thought with highs forecasted to re...
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Closed Petrol?

June 24, 2013 - Darn, I wanted to see if I could really watch TV while filling up. Not sure why there is a TV next to the pump if it's n...
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Welcome Snow

March 05, 2013 - Snow, snow, beautiful snow! Kansas has been terribly dry for three years now. Wichita had two snows in February, only a...
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Happy Valentine's Day

February 14, 2013 - OK, I know it's not roses but the color is appropriate, right? Sometimes a photographer just has to work with what's at...
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Illuminating Notecards

December 12, 2012 - I'm sure most of you can remember when letters were handwritten. No, not emailed, texted, blogged, facebooked, myspaced,...
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Contest Award

November 14, 2012 - I am proud to announce that my photo of 'Apricot' Parrot Tulips took 3rd place in the Botanica photo contest this year....
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Gifts to China

October 24, 2012 - I was deeply honored and excited to have a selection of my notecards, featuring Botanica scenes, being hand-delivered in...
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Harvest Moon

October 05, 2012 - We just returned from a week in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. What a great trip. I tried to time it for pe...
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