Monday, August 21, 2017

Eclipse photo courtesy of our very own Jeff Goetz

Awesome captures from Jeff (Cindy's nephew) who was in the line of totality in Casper, WY. 

Jeff is a PIO (Public Information Officer) for the Wyoming Department of Transportation and was certainly very busy during this time - including getting some face time on TV.

We are very proud of him!

Jeff said... "a lot of people working really hard pulled this thing off.  It's been an amazing time - really great to be a part of this!"
He adds..."We (WYDOT) just came out with initial car numbers.  We're estimating 277,000 + cars in Wyoming.  If you figure 2 people per car that's about doubling the state's population!  And that was just on Sunday!"

Friday, August 18, 2017

Hey, it's my birthday...

Why not post a picture of me?

I got a bike on my 10th birthday.  My first bike.  I'm sure I tried to ride Dean's prior to getting this.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017

American Goldfinch feeding (but not at a feeder)

I've seen as many as five or six Goldfinch at a time feeding next door.  My neighbors on the other side have put out feeders so when you combine that with the natural selection shown here, it has been fun watching them.  These pictures taken at maybe at 5pm.

And now, an experiment.  I will include a short video here.  If you are reading this on an e-mail, it may not play but it should work on my actual blog.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017


I noticed these plants down where the Snells do their boating.  After some research, I've learned it's an invasive species and on the noxious weed list for Iowa.  So basically not welcome.  And now that I've paid attention when driving around, I see it more and more.

The name of the plant is teasel.  It can grow to nine feet.  What caught my eye were the seedheads. 


Unidentified toad

This toad (assuming a toad based on size of rear legs and looking at front feet) wasn't happy when I mowed its hiding place recently.

I have searched online and cannot yet identify it.  Jon?

For now, I'm calling it Saggy Baggy Elephant...