Red Barn Studio

Lindsborg artists opened their studios to the public today in the annual Artists Studio Open house. We enjoyed our trip around town, visiting artists both old and new. We found a few things we liked and I also got a couple of great shots of the Red Barn Studio. (You can move your mouse over … Read more

Fall Folio including some Notable November Nephograms*

November turned out to a fruitful month on the photographic front. I ended up with a higher than usual number of “keepers” and am sharing a baker’s dozen of my favorites for the month. I processed this shot of the old Smoky Hill River train bridge using Fractalius and really like how it turned out. … Read more

Abstract Leaves

I took a photo of the fall leaves carpeting the lawn, but wasn’t really impressed with the result. So sent the image through Fractalius, and rather than apply a more moderate setting of the filter as I usually do, I used one of my favorite abstract settings. I like the result! You can hover your … Read more

Halloween 1983

I just remembered where we were 30 years ago! We were watching the Grateful Dead at the Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium, a small (2000 seat) hall. It was a “stealth” show. Tickets were only announced via word-of-mouth, and available only via mail order. We got our order in on time and there we were! Anticipation … Read more

Photos from England

I was recently in England, visiting Bristol and London for work and pleasure. Of course, I took photos. I’ll be posting some here and on Flickr as well, but in support of my post a picture a day for a year project, there are over 10 photos on my Tumblr blog: Mike’s 365. They’re all … Read more

Sunflower Trio

Today would have been my mother-in-law Laurina’s 96th birthday. She loved sunflowers so we took some up to her grave and I’m posting these shots in her honor. ::

Broadway RFD 2013

Seems like a long time ago, but barely a week before the great flood we attended Lindsborg’s Broadyway RFD where we saw a fun performance of Guys and Dolls. I managed to get a few pictures and have posted a few here, with a whole bunch more on Flickr. I really like this view of … Read more

Beautiful Monarch Butterfly

Beautiful Monarch butterfly, courtesy of Sheryl. Roll your mouse over the image to see the the “unadorned” version. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

Kanopolis: 2 Weeks Apart

What a difference two weeks and well over 10 inches of rain make. On July 26th, the Horsethief Canyon area of the lake would have been better described as Horsethief Pasture. Today, August 9th, it’s full of water again. Not as full as it should be, but much, much better. The photo below shows the … Read more

Mike’s Chile Verde

Chile Verde Ingredients 3 anaheim peppers 1 poblano pepper 1 lb+ fresh tomatillos 1 tomato 1 medium onion 5 garlics cloves, unpeeled 8-12 oz pork shoulder, steak or chop (in order of what works best for this recipe) 1 tablespoon powdered cumin 1 tablespoon chili powder 2 cups chicken broth 2 cups water salt to … Read more