Thursday, July 30, 2009

Pyrite Suns

Here is a picture of three pyrite suns in a meeting room display case at the Cincinnati Museum Center.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Fluorite specimen at the Cincinnati Museum Center meeting room display case.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Painting at Cincinnati Museum Annex

An interesting painting seen on the wall of a meeting room in the Cincinnati Museum Annex. The quote from President Lincoln, "As I would not be a slave so I would not be a master."

Monday, July 27, 2009


Here are some Phlox flowers taken outside of Louisville, Kentucky.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

White Cabbage Butterfly

A White Cabbage butterfly on a Cone flower on a sunny day.

Picture taken outside of Louisville, Kentucky.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Concord Grapes

The Concord grapes are getting to be the right size now they just need to ripen. These grapes are growing in southern Indiana. Once they are ripe I will turn them into organic grape juice.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Blackberry Lilies

Here are some pictures of blackberry lilies growing in the suburbs of Louisville, Kentucky.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Louisville Kentucky Lincoln Memorial

Here are some scenes from a recently installed Lincoln Memorial on the Ohio River waterfront to celebrate the 200th birthday of President Lincoln who was born in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It is located on River Road in between the old railroad bridge without ends and the I-65 overpass. The riverwalk path goes by the memorial and it has a parking lot. It is a nice spot to see information about events during Lincoln's day and study the artist's interpretation of what Lincoln looked like.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Views for the Ohio River Front

Views from the Ohio River front located in Louisville, Kentucky. If you ever visit and are looking for a free place to go in Louisville. Check out the Great Lawn next to the Ohio River. It is part of the riverwalk system which is a big sidewalk and riding path that goes along the Ohio River in front of downtown Louisville.

There is a public water attraction with water canons, waterfalls, and dancing fountains. This picture is of one of the waterfalls. Same waterfall but picture taken at different angle.

View of Indiana side of Ohio River. Specifically, the Jeffersonville, Indiana skyline with toward the left of the picture is the old Colgate clock. It might be the 2nd largest outside clock in the United States.

An artwork next to the Great Lawn very close to the river bank.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Abraham Lincoln Statue at Louisville Riverfront

I finally got to the Abraham Lincoln Memorial in Louisville, Kentucky. It is a nice park area near the river. Here are a few pictures I took.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Blackberry Lily

Here is a beautiful flower that appeared in the flower garden last week. It has quite a few spots. It is called a Blackberry Lily (Belamcanda).

Found it in growing in Clark County, Indiana.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Purple Phlox Flowers

The purple phlox flowers growing in a garden not far from Louisville, Kentucky.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Watermelon Tourmaline

According to Wikipedia, tourmaline is a crystal silicate mineral combined with other elements to produce different colors. This variety is called watermelon since it has the colors and look of watermelon slice. The compounds that make it up could be elbaite (green=verdelite) or liddicoatlite.

These specimens are from Brazil and are on display at the Indiana University Southeast (IUS) in New Albany Life Sciences Building in the Geosciences department. They were part of the Jimmy C. Davis collection.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Day Lily in the Rain

Here are some pictures taken in Clark County, Indiana of some Day Lilies after a summer rain shower.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

To Bee or Not A Bee

Here is a picture of either a Artogeia melete or Cabbage White Butterfly. I found pictures on the Internet that seem to match it but identified by these two names.

This insect appears to be some sort of wasp or hornet.
Maybe a small sweat bee resting on a double orange day lily.
Another picture of a Cabbage White Butterfly.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Bees in Action

This could be a honey bee. Bees are one of my favorite insects since they help pollinate crops I grow.
The black and yellow bees might be carpenter bees.

Maybe another honey bee.
This bee seems different than the others as it collects nectar and pollen of a purple cone flower.

All pictures taken at flower garden in Memphis, Indiana.