Blood Moon 2

Here is another shot I was able to snap of the Lunar Eclipse tonight. This one shows more of the brilliant red color. The sky was perfectly clear here in Iowa tonight, however it was very cold in the low 20s F. Apparently we are in store for 3 more of these events over the…

Blood Moon 1

Here’s a photo I was able to capture of the Lunar Eclipse as seen in North America (Iowa) this evening. This was my first memorable experience of the Blood Moon. It was an incredible sight to see.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

Regrettably, I’ve been away from the photo challenges of late.  Unfortunately, I have not stayed current with the topics, so forgive me as I play a little catch-up here.  However, this topic caught me enthusiastically.  Last weekend, we took a little trip to Chicago to get away from the repetition of home and hit the…

Winter Highlights at “Lock and Dam Number 14”

As I’ve written and shown, Winter 2014 in Iowa was simply brutal.  Furthermore as I’ve written and shown, to endure you must embrace.  So, to me, there is no better way to embrace the value of Winter in Iowa than to head over to the Mississippi River where the once endangered American Bald Eagle has…

Berries Bring the Birds

I’ve blogged recently about the dreadfully long and brutal winter we’ve had here in the Midwest and in particular, Iowa.  However, about three weeks ago the unexpected happened in my backyard.  See, we have six flowering crab trees that encompass two sides of our patio that we planted for privacy.  Last spring these crab trees…

The Winter of All Winters – 2014

I’m really sorry I have kind of been ignoring this blogging business as of late.  It’s not that I haven’t been taking shots, it’s that I have not spent the energy translating the shots into some content here.  Perhaps it’s due to the longest, most intense winter grind I think I have ever experienced here…

Merry Christmas To All!

To all my friends, followers, and family; May your lives be overwhelmed with the simplicity of the First Christmas as the newborn Savior of the world is born in a manger and wrapped in cloths.  There is much to ponder in that knowledge and my wish for you in 2014. Peace on Earth! Merry Christmas…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light

My wife and I staged this photo this summer to illustrate a theme of Christ-centered care giving within our community.  When I read the theme of this weeks photo challenge – Let there be light – this shot came to mind immediately. Hopefully, you find that this image is worth thousands of words.  What does…

The Full Moon

I’m really fascinated lately by photographing the moon.  Over the 6 weeks or so, I have shared some images of the moon in its various stages.   Tonight was a cool, crips, and vibrantly clear night here in Eastern Iowa and a full moon.  So, I decided to grab the tripod, my camera, and a…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

Upon reading the theme of this week’s photo challenge (Layers), I knew exactly what I was going to share.  I had never seen the Badlands of South Dakota until this summer as we were on pour way to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.  If this landscape doesn’t scream “layers”, I don’t know what does….

Weekly Photo Challenge: (My Best, Worst) Habit

I love all things coffee.  I have since my grandma fed it to me in my baby bottle.  Now, 48 years later, my 18-year old daughter is a Starbucks barista and we have a home fashioned after the classic American contemporary coffee shop.  So with the Weekly Photo Challenge theme being “Habit”, I offer my second…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit (Old Faithful)

The weekly photo challenge this week is to present photos that represent “habit”.  I actually have two ideas coming quickly to my mind.  This post will be all about the habitual force of nature. Noting in nature is more predictable than the Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park.  Old Faithful erupts approximately every 90…