Monday, September 26, 2011

Iowa Top Blog

Iowa Top Blogs
"eastern iowa railpics" and "Buddy Burton Photography" has been selected as Iowa Top Blogs
It is such an honor to be a designated Top Blogger in the State of Iowa.
Thank you to all of the viewers and followers for making it possible.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Backyard creatures

Some flying and crawling creatures in my backyard-
before the rains came.


Spider taking a Siesta.

An Admiral Butterfly perched on one of our flowery
plants in the backyard.

Another bumblebee.

Bumblebee and the Admiral join in the feeding.

And another bumblebee...

....and a housefly, plus another bumblebee.

Bumblebee feeding on Nectar.

The Admiral sitting on top of the world.

Monday, September 19, 2011

McLoud Run

Mixture of colors of McLoud Run

McLoud Run.

CN wooden truss crossing over McLoud Run.

Many small dams along McLoud Run.

McLoud Run is the only stream in Iowa that has
these three Trouts in an urban area.

The sun piercing through the trees on McLoud Run.

Butterflies of McLoud Run.

The Wooly Worm

We had our first sighting of the infamous "Wooly Worm" in our backyard this morning.
My son is taking him to school for "Show and Tell". Here is the booger who also can
predict the upcoming winter weather very well.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Nature and Creatures

While walking Boysen Trail, seen another tree
with mushrooms growing out from the trunk.
It's so wonderful how God can create such
a wonderful picture for us photographers
to take and cherish.
Taken 9/17/2011.

Red-tail Hawk paid a visit to our backyard
looking for food.
Taken 9/3/2011.

 Our pup, Sassy, looking at the world from the
front window.
Taken 9/4/2011.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Goldenrods and a Plane

Photo of the 1929 Ford Tri-Motor plane that had been
on display in Iowa City this past weekend, takes flight
over the city. People rode on this plane for $70.

The Tri-Motor Plane took a loop toward my vantage
point and I snapped him passing under me.

While waiting for the KCS Detour train to arrive, I snapped
off a couple photos of Goldenrods in bloom on Eagle
Road east of Oxford, IA.

To view the KCS/BICB train and the update
from "eastern iowa railpics", click here.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Red-Tail Hawk

Seen this Red-Tail Hawk sitting on my neighbor's fencepost Saturday morning.
Grabbed the camera and VOILA, a picture-perfect shot.