Merry Christmas!

Here’s wishing everyone a merry Christmas!  I hope everyone has the same attitude as Porter in this picture:

Fiery Illinois Sunset

The other day I was looking out the kitchen window about sunset and saw this sunset developing quickly.  I grabbed the camera and ran outside to snap some pictures (I can’t pass up a good sunset photo op).  It lasted about 10 minutes, but I got some great shots.  A couple of days later, the […]

I Thought I was in Arizona

We had this sunset the other night, which is a very unusual one for the prairie.  This was more like the sunsets we used to see regularly in Arizona.  

Photo Tricks

I had fun making this photo, changing it to black and white (except for the pic in the camera viewfinder), and generally messing around with it.

Late Bloomers

Our day lillies just decided to bloom.

Critters in the Yard

There are many opportunities to get pictures of various life forms in our yard.  This morning, Margie noticed a large turtle sunning in the front yard, so I decided to snap some photos.  This turtle resides in the pond and the shell is about a foot long.   While I was hiding from the turtle […]

Country Photo Shoots

I took this photo on a bleak summer day.  This old house is on State Street, just north of our house.  It’s cool looking in the gloom and doom.

Early Summer Blooms

Tiger lilly blooms in the front planter    

Titanic Artifact

I spent a couple of hours this morning in the Titanic museum in Orlando.  This is an interesting exhibit that has authentic recreations of things like the grand staircase, staterooms, the deck, etc..  One of the most interesting pieces they have is a deck chair from the Titanic.  It’s made of teak, and apparently floated […]