Favorite Photos from 2012

Here’s part one of my baker’s dozen favorite photos from 2012. I’ve provided a caption below each photo as well as links to additional photos and commentary. Now available: The Rest of My Favorite Photos from 2012. Also available: the full set, featuring much larger versions of most photos, on Flickr: 2012 Best Photos. Proof … Read more

Fall Colors (Behind the Scenes)

Here’s a set of photos taken during a recent trip to northeast Kansas. The photos are from the Prairie Spirit Trail near Ottawa and Clinton Lake, right outside of Lawrence. They’ve all been processed using a variety of tools; the details are provided below each image. In addition to the specific tools used on a … Read more

London Bike Ride Report

A couple of weeks ago I went on my coolest ride to date! I had the opportunity to ride a Boris bike while visiting London, and ride it I did, for a bit over 10 miles. Here’s a link to my standard cyclemeter route map. After a bit of work to escape the busy Paddington … Read more

September Sunflowers

The sunflowers have looked great the past couple of weeks and I finally got some good pictures this weekend. The first 3 are from a commercial field southwest of Lindsborg. I’m not sure if these are grown for human consumption or for bird food, but it’s clear from their size that these are seed sunflowers. … Read more

Has David Koch Gone Rogue?

Or is there a method to his madness? I believe his apparent revolt against 3 of the main tenets of modern republicanism, delivered on the night Romney gave his acceptance speech, speak to a longer-term goal. In other words, not rogue at all. My thinking below along with a link to the Politico story where … Read more

Peach Yogurt Scones

I was in the mood for something different and for some reason hit on the idea of making peach scones. I scanned a few scone recipes and then created this version; it’s baking as I type this note. Peach Yogurt Scones Ingredients 2 C flour 1/2 C brown sugar 1/4 C sugar 3/4 tsp baking … Read more

(Formerly) Kanopolis Lake, 2012 Edition

While it seems that Kansas is in a drought more often than not, the fact is the Horsethief Canyon area of Kanopolis Lake has reverted to prairie, the same as it did in 2006, as reported on this very site in April and June of that year. By November 2007 sufficient rain had fallen to … Read more

Keeper of the Plains at Sunset

I took a few photos of Wichita’s now iconic symbol of its past, the Keeper of the Plains statue which overlooks the Arkansas River and downtown Wichita. There are additional images on my Flickr page.

Country Roads from a Bike in June

Though the month is not yet finished I thought I’d share a few of the photos I’ve taken while biking around the Lindsborg area during June. You can see more June biking photos and larger versions on Flickr, here and here. This photo was taken southwest of Lindsborg, just east of Eighth Avenue on Quivira … Read more

Screech Owl and Chick

My brother has a family of screech owls living in his trees. I was fortunate to get a few decent photos recently and wanted to share. The first two have been processed using the Fractalius photoshop plugin. There are additional photos on Flickr including some of the owl chicks.