03-15-14 Knee Deep

Twelve minutes after I took the photo you saw yesterday, the road dipped through a low spot where sunflowers that hadn’t gotten harvested last fall stood in frozen water. I had almost driven past when I stopped, backed up about 1/4 mile and studied these sunflowers. The dark blue color of the ice, the orange…

03-14-14 Beyond Wasta, SD

Wasta, SD, is a a very small town along I-90 in the western part of our state. Perhaps it is best known for the rest stops that are near the town. And on a busy summer day, I would guess that the population of the interstate rest stops is greater than that of Wasta. Besides…

06-01-13 Ready To Bloom

For a person who thrives on warm weather and sunshine, June is an important month. The grass is pretty green by now, the days are incredibly long and there is the promise of summer. The iris pictured here is, of course, a symbol of all of that. . .

05-30-13 Both Sides Now

So have you ever pondered the backside of a pink tulip? You have now. The title, as my friends from the ’70s may recognize, is borrowed from Joni Mitchell’s song by the same title, though in her case, she’s talking about clouds. And, yes, those are real rain drops on the tulips, which are bent…