Bug's Mugs

Bug's Mugs
My Dragonfly

Welcome to Bug's Mugs

Hello and welcome to Bug's Mugs. My name is June and my nickname was always "June Bug", I love photography - hence the name of my blog- "Bug's Mugs" I hope you enjoy my "mug" shots of all varieties. I especially love to take pictures of flowers, butterflies, and churches. I also love to photograph all kinds of nature. So relax, look around and I hope you enjoy my perspective of this beautiful world of God's creation through my camera lens. Feel free to comment on any of my photos.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Brenda's Photo Challenge - Lighting

These are some of the photos I have taken with lighting. Some of my favorite shots of storms, rainbows, sunrises and just country photos. I am a country girl and I love to get up early in the mornings and get out and see some of God's wondrous works. Those of us who are not early risers are really missing out on some of the most beautiful sights that God ever wrought in His sunrises.

Another of God's beautiful works is His rainbow- His promise to man that He would never destroy the earth with a flood again. I am awestruck every time I see His bow in the clouds that He has never forgotten His promise and He sends this breathtaking wonder to the eye just to remind us that He loves us and remembers His promise. I feel the peace of God when I see these beautiful Creations of His. It reminds me of the verse that is such a Comfort to me when I am feeling alone or down.."And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:7 May the each of you know the peace of God through His Son, Jesus Christ. I hope you enjoy my photos.....Courtesy of God...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Working the Cattle in 2010

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On Saturday we helped work our neighbor's cattle. Our neighbor, Albert Mann and his wife, Wanda own one of the oldest homesteaded ranches in America. They raise original Hereford cattle, which came to this country in the 1800s. The original Hereford breed have horns, which have to be removed for herd safety. Albert (Speck is what all of us affectionately call him) is 94 years old and still rides a horse in our Annual Toronto Fourth of July Parade. He is still an active cattle rancher and you can see his pictures in this video. Cattle working is usually a once a year occurance, where the cattle are brought up from the home pastures and the steers are castrated, all the calves are de-horned, and everything gets vaccinated and wormed. The mamas are also wormed and then everything is loaded on to cattle trailers and taken to the pastures in the Flint Hills here in Kansas. The bluestem pastures have been burned and are in the process of turning green so the cattle can graze until October. The calves average a weight gain of approximately three pounds per day on the bluestem. At the middle of October, everything is gathered again, the mamas return to the home pastures, and the calves are shipped off to the market, having gained hopefully up to 800 or 900 pounds.It is a way of life here in the Flint Hills of Kansas , and has been for generations. Kansas beef is the best tasting beef on the market, and ranchers all over the world are envious of our prairie grass, for its above average natural God-given nutrients!

Monday, April 5, 2010

April Photo Challenge for Brenda's Photo Challenge

Here is my entry for the Brenda Photo Challenge for April. The theme was "Black and White". This is a photo I took here in Kansas of one of our friend's oil pump jack. I thought this looked like it could be a vintage picture, but it is typical in this part of Kansas. Hope you enjoy!