POTD: Wild Strawberries

Wild Strawberries
Bozeman, Montana
2011

Most of the time the birds get to the actual wild strawberry berries, but once in a while we get to them first. They are small, no larger than the fingernail on your little finger but have as much flavor as several domestic strawberries all rolled into that one little package. I hope those birds appreciate what they’re getting.

POTD: Prairie Smoke

Prairie Smoke
Bozeman, Montana
2011

Some Prairie Smoke (aka Hooded Aven and a number of other names) blossoms poking up through a batch of Lupine leaves. (The various flowers grow so close together sometimes it’s hard to tell which leaves belong to which flowers.)

POTD: Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not
Bozeman, Montana
2011

Some Forget Me Not flowers poking their blossoms up through some Balsam Root leaves.

POTD: Hard Winter

Hard Winter
Bozeman, Montana
2011

I’ve done so much complaining about our long stormy winter people may wonder why I put up with it. So, starting tomorrow I’m going to post a short series of photos showing what makes it worth it.

POTD: Mandala #2

Mandala #2
Taos, New Mexico
2011

According to Wikipedia, mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning circle. But it takes on a more significant meaning because of its use to describe circular graphic symbols of the universe in the Hindu and Buddhist religions often used as aids in meditation. I think mandala makes a good title for a collection of images centering on circular shapes. Whether you can see the universe in a sewer drain cover is up to you.

POTD: Muscotah Elevator

Muscotah Elevator
Muscotah, Kansas
2011

For a small town, the elevator in Muscotah seemed to be pretty well kept up and used. In so many small towns the elevators appear to be non-functional or in poor shape. But the non-functional part may be deceiving. During harvest season a lot of these seemingly dead elevators come to life as the wheat crop is brought in. Then the elevator is the busiest concern around.