Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Beaches in Charleston, SC

Boneyard Beach near Charleston, SC

A cloudy sunrise still offers some pretty colors

Boneyard Beach offers reflections at high tide

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sunrise over the Lotus

A double fancy lotus with morning glow
A double fancy that is fully open
A different lotus pose - horizontal reach
It was quite humid this morning with dew abounding on the petals.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Barns and Grain Elevators

This is Wheel Barn located in the Palouse, Washington state.
This is what we call the Beast.
Tank cars on the siding along side a grain elevator.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Harvesting on the Palouse

A John Deere 9610 Combine load the Peterbuilt grain truck.
Two john Deere 6622 combines work the field.
A Kenworth grain truck receives wheat from the John Deere 6622 to be taken to the grain elevator for transport to market.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Lotus in prime season

Fancy double lotus (not many of this variety) in full bloom.
This one was playing peek-a-boo under a large lotus leaf.
A nice white lotus with a few petals already past prime.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Steam and reflections of Shay Steam Engine

Shays pulling a freight and logs down the tracks from Cass Railway Station.
Pressure vales pops with a plum of steam at Cass Railway Station.
Reflections in the head lamp of Shay #5 at Cass RR.

Water Lilies and a friend

This praying mantis is on the fence about breakfast.


Crimson red water lily - first truly colorful lily in a while


These and the pure white lilies are the traditional ones that we normally see