Charles Clanton Rogers

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Guest Artist- Kathy Shogren – USA

 “A Nightingal Sang in Berkeley Square” by Steven Rogers and Lars Aukrust available for purchase at (Click)





From Kathy’s Gallery

kathymakingkansasproud900Making Kansas Proud


Kathy salsify blue 900





Salsify Blues









African Daisy

Gathering of Pansy Seedskathygatheringofpansyseeds900











Hollyhocks Kathyhollyhocks900














Poppy Impasto  PaintingKathypoppyimpastopainting700-2

Kath’s bio.: “I am a nature photographer from Assaria KS. It is a very small town in the center of the U.S., in the center of the state, the sunflower state. I was reared on a farm a mile from town. Some wheat. Some corn. Some alfalfa. Some feeder cattle. Usually 500 feeder lambs each fall. A milk cow. Numerous chickens. And always a collie or two. I can still recall the smell of wet wool of a newborn lamb in a cardboard box butted up against the heating stove in our living room.

I was the last to enter the family. It was the 50’s. Everyone had nicknames. There was Beezle, just a year older than I; people thought we were twins. Then came Bobbi, my only sister sibling – truly an angel. Then came Bruno, a sweet little boy with big brown eyes and a smile to light up the room. And finally Trickie Dick, the oldest and one who gave us our nicknames. Mine was Froman, possibly named after a movie star by the name of Jane Froman. My given middle name is Jane. That makes sense. We are all grown now of course.Kathy self portrait
I inherited my father’s love for the land and nature. When I took an interest in digital photography about 12 years ago, I studied other’s photography online. My heart always came back to the super close-up shots of insects. I purchased a macro lens. I was obsessed with the fine details, textures, and quirky mannerisms of all sorts of insects. I would try to identify and study each one that I had captured. I was and still am in awe that God would so intricately design such an insignificant part of nature. And yet each seems to have their part in the ecosystem. However, one that baffled me is the luna moth. The ornate detail of their wings is like very fine embroidery. It was intriguing to me to learn that they have no mouth parts. Their only purpose in life is to reproduce, and guarantee survival of their species. They live about a week. It is a rarity and joy to spot one.
My photography journey has taken me down the red dirt roads, the roads less traveled, the roads not taken by most. My favorite memories of subjects recorded in digital are as follows: INSECTS: praying mantids; dragonflies; swallowtails. FLOWERS: calla lilies; poppies; tulips; anemones. ANIMALS: horses; dogs; cats; frogs. PEOPLE: Jane Goodall; Jack Hanna; Mikhail Gorbachev.”


Many, many thanks to our Guest Artist, Kathy Shogren



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“Before I built a wall I’d ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offense.
Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,”
Robert Frost


banner image courtesy of Myphoung Nguyen

8 thoughts on “Guest Artist – KATHY SHOGREN

  1. mukul chand says:

    lovely pics and post

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kathy Shogren says:

      Thank you so much Mukul.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. M. L. Kappa says:

    Lovely! Nice meeting you, Kathy.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Urscia Mahring says:

    Kathy’s photography is outstanding. This is a great guest artist post, Charles! Bravo to you and Kathy!

    On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 9:01 PM, Charles Clanton Rogers wrote:

    > clanton1934 posted: ” Guest Artist- Kathy Shogren – USA INTERNATIONAL > BLOGGING 2015/12/19 From Kathy’s Gallery Making Kansas > Satisfy Blue &n”

    Liked by 1 person

    1. clanton1934 says:

      Urscia, Thanks to you that I knew Kathy! c. (I’m running one more post of her pictures) BTW, this same international audience saw your beautiful images on my Thanksgiving Day greetings from The Rogers Post. 🌹🌹🌹🌹


    2. clanton1934 says:

      Thank Urscia,
      [also, you secessfully logged a comment on WordPress!] c


  4. bbnewsab says:

    I want to see more from Kathy’s photo gallery!

    Kathy Shogren (Sjögren in Swedish), you are a very talented photographer!

    Maybe that’s because your ancestors emigrated from Småland in Sweden to the U.S.?

    I hope you know, Kathy, there are plenty of studies showing that emigrants (and children of these emigrants) are often, overall, more talented, and have a higher IQ, than those who never dare to leave the community, in which they were born and grew up.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. clanton1934 says:

      bbnewsab, I will forward this to Kathy. Better yet, you and she are both my FaceBook Friends, why don’t you send her Friend-request? Kp


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