Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Ks. was voted #7 of national zoos.  It rocks.

Rock star Grizzly.

We didn't get to feed Geoffery, he never forgave us.

Life and death struggle at the zoo.  Wormy lost.

I waited for her to get out of the way, then found the photo just wasn't the same.
I've heard he's got someone back home.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Severe Thunderstorm 06/10/2012

A large cold front was taking it's time to hit Wichita on a day that felt like you were wet socks.  Finally at 7:30ish it got close and spawned a couple storms.  NOAA reported that there was a possibility of a few brief funnels at sundown.

 The structure in it's first hour was spinning.  Funny how you don't realize it until you're going through pictures.  You can see some of the rotation from the lines in the anvil.

There were a handfull of brief wall clouds and even briefer (I know word choice) funnels.  This is the second funnel this year I've shot with a right hook.

 The lightning refused to touch the ground.  I was out there for two hours and only saw about five CG strikes.

 Another farmer wondering what I'm doing in his field.  Tried to catch them as they drove off the grain truck but didn't catch them.
 Hammer of Thor?

Sunday, June 10, 2012