Wednesday, July 27, 2016


Thistles are SO COOL, but remember to bring good gloves when harvesting!  They are abundant in our part of town as well, and they really don't get touched much, for obvious reasons.  Nature's armor works well.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

Half & Half Zevon

This is one of my favorite pictures of our dearly departed Zevon.  He was begging for food, as usual, and had bright eyes and a clear voice.  I miss him everyday and have used him as a muse since the beginning.  

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Queen Anne's Lace II

Queen Anne's Lace II
Another shot from the same wild field off Troost Avenue, the unofficial racial and socio-economic dividing line of our city.  You don't really think about all that stuff when looking at all these beautiful flowers waving in the wind.

Available as an art print--> Society6

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Queen Anne's Lace I

Queen Anne's Lace
My oh my, how I love Queen Anne's Lace!  Around the urban core of Kansas City, we have plenty of vacant lots and "waste spaces" that nature fills in with local wild flowers, and QAL runs amok.  Beware!  There are two lookalikes--Bishop's Flower and Poison Hemlock.  Bishop's isn't as invasive and is part of the wild carrot family, but Hemlock is POISONOUS, as the name indicates.  If you cut a stem of any of these, you'll know Lace and Bishop because they smell sweet like carrots, and Hemlock smells bad.  Just don't eat any of them to be safe.

Available as an art print on Society6. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


This yarrow was picked in my backyard, a transfer from a neighbor's house.  Right now flowers are a big joy in my life, because I can finally grow some due to a few trees being cut down and finally getting some sun.  It's a big deal for this country girl to grow a thing.