Tag Archives: SE Kansas

Mysterious Glow

This is a lantern I got for Christmas from the Mr.  I think it is quite beautiful, lit or unlit. D kindly held the lantern up so I could photograph it glowing in the sun.

Teal Lantern (Christmas gift)

Teal Lantern (Christmas gift)

Teal Lantern (Christmas gift) 2

Teal Lantern (Christmas gift) 2

Teal Lantern (Christmas gift) lit

Teal Lantern (Christmas gift) lit

Teal Lantern (Christmas gift) lit 2

Teal Lantern (Christmas gift) lit 2

Year of the Oak (Part 2)

Here are some more pictures I have taken of the Oak, to bring the series up to date.  Here is my previous entry showing the rest of this series.

View Through Oak (On a December Morn)

View Through Oak (On a December Morn)

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 2

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 2

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 3

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 3

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 4

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 4

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 5

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 5

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 6

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 6

Up the Oak (a long ways)

Up the Oak (a long ways)

View Through Oak In January (2009)

View Through Oak In January (2009)

View Through Oak In January (2009) 2

View Through Oak In January (2009) 2

View Through Oak In January (2009) 3

View Through Oak In January (2009) 3

View Through Oak In January (2009) 4

View Through Oak In January (2009) 4

View Through Oak In January (2009) 5

View Through Oak In January (2009) 5

View Through Oak In January (2009) 6

View Through Oak In January (2009) 6

View Through Oak In January (2009) 7

View Through Oak In January (2009) 7

Up The Oak In January (2009)

Up The Oak In January (2009)

Up The Younger Oak In January (2009)

Up The Younger Oak In January (2009)

Year of the Oak (to date)

Here is another study I did, of the view up a one hundred (at least) year old oak tree over the seasons.  I missed the month of July this time around, but I will make certain I have pictures next July so I have a full year with each month represented.  Edit: I didn’t miss July, putting the picture I got in now!  ETA: Here is my newest entry with my latest photos in this series.

View Through Oak (On a Cloudy Day) 2

View Through Oak (On a Cloudy Day)

View Through Oak (at Dawn)

View Through Oak (at Dawn) 2

View Through Oak (In July)

View Through Oak (In July)

View Through Oak (on an August Morning)

View Through Oak (on an August Morning) 2

View Through Oak (on a September Afternoon)

View Through Oak (on a September Afternoon)

View Through Oak Late October Afternoon

View Through Oak Late October Afternoon

View Through Oak Late October Afternoon 2

View Through Oak Late October Afternoon 2

View Through Oak (on a November Morn)

View Through Oak (on a November Morn)

View Through Oak (on a November Morn) 2

View Through Oak (on a November Morn) 2

View Through Oak (on a November Morn) 3

View Through Oak (on a November Morn) 3

View Through Oak (on a November Morn) 4

View Through Oak (on a November Morn) 4

A View Through the Seasons

Here are some pictures I’ve taken standing in about the same place on the intermediate hiking trail at the Elk City Reservoir.  I think it is interesting to see how different the view is as the seasons change, don’t you?

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Not for the faint of heart. (Or those with arachnophobia at the least.)

Here are various spider pictures I’ve gotten over the Summer.  Some were taken at night at Elk City Resevoir, using a hand crank LED flashlight to help with lighting.  Others were taken in the yard, or at Elk City during the day, I also got pictures of a *MONSTROUS* Wolf Spider and its prey at my FIL’s house.  (The spider wasn’t killed, the dowel rod is an attempt to show size. Its diameter is about the same as a AA battery, maybe bigger. That is a rather large cricket it has carried up the door.)  I will be merciful, and put the photos behind a “cut” so you won’t have to look unless you want to.  ETA: Forgot to put in several!  *BLUSH*

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The Ever Changing Kansas Sky

Here are various pictures I have taken this month at differing places.  I got this first one on June 13, 2008 while out getting other photos.  (The same day I got the pictures of the cardinal and turtle.)

I took these pictures of the blue sky and clouds through an old oak tree on June 15, 2008.  (The same day I got the catepillar pictures.) I used one of these images for my new header also.

I got this golden sunset picture on June 16, 2008, the same day I got the cloud picture you see on my “A Voice for Tori Vienneau and Dean Springstube” page.

I got these moon pictures during the Summer Solstice (June 18, 2008 ) and after midnight on June 19th.  (My camera wants more light for night landscapes. *wry*)  The pale glowing photo seen through the trees is the picture I got after midnight.

Elk City Resevoir after the rains.

We went hiking on June 4th, in the early morning.   I’d been trying to photograph the cats the day before, so *blush* I ran out of batteries before I ran out of trail.   (Newbie mistake!  lol)  So, I didn’t get a picture of the BIG lizard (at least a foot long, including tail) we saw near the end of our hike. (It *had* to have been someone’s pet, it didn’t look native at all!) You should have seen the Mr. scrambling after it trying to apprehend it.  (He was going to take it by the pet store, that’s how convinced he was it wasn’t native.  I agree.)  Nor did I get a picture of the yellow swallowtail at least the size of my hand that was on the bushes planted to ornament the area where you park your car to go hiking from the top of the Memorial Overlook Mound. *mourn* The other lizard we saw was way too fast. I think it was a skink of some kind, it had tannish stripes, and darker stripes. Got new batteries, now, if the rain would stay away long enough we can give it another try. *grin*   (Don’t miss the second half of this batch of photos, here.) 

ETA: ROFL!  I see!  I put the entries up in the wrong order originally.  So, I just did a switcheroo, copying and pasting so the pictures would show in the proper order from top to bottom.  Anyway, er, so this entry’s URL is titled as though it were the other.  Heh…

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