Monday, November 23, 2015

The Des Moines and WHO Channel 13 picked up one of my photos

I also post pictures to Instagram and include the hashtag #IA365 for a chance to get re-posted by the DM Register on their Instagram feed.  That also means you could get posted on their website and possibly used by Channel 13 weather.  Well that happened today.

My post of a sunset got re-posted by the Register and the Register started following my Instagram account.  Then at the 4pm newscast, my photo was used and name mentioned.  Ruth saw it on TV and is my witness.  It's a nice photo but I feel I got noticed for my caption "Thankful for sunsets".
Here is a screen grab of the re-post.  As of this posting, I had 78 "likes" (the currency of such things).

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Beautiful sunset tonight

The pictures don't quite capture how amazing the sky looked but here is a sense...

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The first snow of 2015

I think we got about 6.5 inches overnight.  You can see it was the type of snow to stick to everything.  Shoveling this morning I found out it was wet and heavy underneath.

Here is the beginning of the storm yesterday afternoon...

 Here is what it looked like at bedtime.  You can see it completely covered the fence (yes, Russ got caught)...

And here is what it looked like this morning and this afternoon...

And I need to sneak in a photo of my butterfly bush...

Friday, November 20, 2015

Just before the snow...

I thought I better get some milkweed seeds down.  I know my readers in Salina have been waiting for an update on milkweed.

Two years ago I bunched the seeds too close together.  Last year, I spaced out one by one and no real results.  So this year, I just cast them out in an area I would like them to grow and I'll let nature take its course.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Update on the hornet's nest

I had posted a picture of what I determined to be a bald-faced hornet's nest up the street (here is that picture again)...

Here is the same nest after the very strong winds we've had recently.  Looks like it literally ripped in half.  Interesting to see the detail inside.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Good morning, deer.

I've been seeing this buck lately.  And he was with a doe this morning.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Sun kissed

This is what caught my eye this morning (look in the center of the image for a "glow")...

This is what it turned out to be...