Sunday, December 29, 2013

My Favorite Images from 2013

Les at A Tidewater Garden blog publishes his Top Ten Images of the year this time every year. It gives many of us in the garden blogging realm reason to follow his lead. Go to his blog and leave a comment as well as a link to your own favorite images of the year.
This image of a Cedar Waxwing was taken through a dirty sunroom window in April. A large group of these feeding on Hackberry berries and drinking from the stock tank frequented my viewfinder. The background hue greatly contributed to the harmony of the above photo. The bird looks so majestic in this pose. In other poses they remind me of ornery bandits.

In June, behold my water lily 'Alaska' revealed its first bloom in the stock tank. I painted the bottom of the tank  black to increase the reflection value.

Also in June a visit from my granddaughter and a photo from the front hell strip.

Another June image takes me to a small town Aline, Oklahoma to visit my in-laws during wheat harvest. This old feed store is a very similar site we see in many small rural communities, rural decay. This was taken from my iPhone.

It was a very hot that day, and granddaughter, Mollie the border collie, and I head back to the homestead.

Speaking of the dog days of summer, August with my wife Cindy, adopted grandson Sydney in the shade garden.

August Buckeye butterfly on Liatris ligustylus.

And to close: from September's Monarch migration.

Enjoy and share, Happy New Year to you!
Greggo, and yes this is Kansas, Toto.


  1. Beautiful photos. It's fun to look back.

    Happy New Year.

  2. Ahhh, the waxwings elude me and my garden and you have captured them beautifully. I do have a soft spot for grandchildren as well. Happy New Year.

  3. Cedar waxwings are such handsome birds -- great capture! I enjoyed your photo recap, Greggo. Happy New Year!

  4. Great photos. Happy New Year to you and yours!

  5. OMG, that Waxwing photo needs to be on a calendar.

  6. Such gorgeous photos! I've always wanted to see a cedar waxwing but never have. Lucky for you to have so many. Happy New Year! :o)

  7. Greggo-I enjoyed your 2013 gardening moments. Best wishes for a Happy 2014!

  8. Happy New Year, Greggo! Great shots of the Cedar Waxwings. They seem so shy around here, and I see them a lot, but have never snapped a decent photo of them. All the other images are excellent, too. All the best to you and your family in the New Year!

  9. I saw a flock of cedar waxwings this morning trying to make a living in a very cold landscape. They are one of the most handsome birds. Thank you for posting your top photos from 2013. Happy new year to you and your family.

  10. Stunning Buckeye butterfly - never see those out here. Boomer boomed, so let's see the Pokes cage the Mizzou Kittycats.

    1. Sooner looked great. Pokes couldn't quote get there.

  11. Enjoyed your favourite shots Greggo. Waxwings through a mucky window, what will they be like once you get out the windowlene. Hope you have a great 2014.

  12. Beautiful photos, especially of the Buckeye butterfly! Apparently, they don't care much for the Gulf South, as I've never seen one here.


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