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Good Day Sunshine

November 13, 2016 - Sun rise from Hilton Head Island in South Carolina on a warm November morning. A dog and its owner walk along the wave-c...
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Gate

September 30, 2016 - A farm gate stands to recall the years of crops that have passed through. A farmer's work, hopes and reaping etched on t...
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Heading to Red

August 19, 2016 - I knew the sunset was going to be a nice one. I didn't arrange my time to be in the best place for it. This is the beg...
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Last Light

April 30, 2016 - The last light of day. Some days, the setting sun puts on a show of color that makes everything it touches glow with co...
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Green Life Light

April 11, 2016 - After a winter of gray skies and bare-limbed trees, the newly sprouted green leaves, shimmering in the mid-day spring su...
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Rumble Above

April 09, 2016 - I again began the practice of taking my camera with me in my car as often as I could. Life and having a cell-phone with...
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Above the Trees, On Top of the Dunes

April 06, 2016 - At the highest point on trail number nine at the Indiana Dunes State Park, part of the Indiana Dunes National Shoreline...
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Indiana Dunes

April 04, 2016 - From the top of one of the tallest of the dunes (Trail #9) at the Indiana Dunes State Park, on the southern shore of Lak...
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Sundown Farm

March 23, 2016 - Sunset sky above a Central Illinois rural farm homestead and farm fields. The fields are freshly turned over, ready for...
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Clouds and Buds

March 17, 2016 - The deep blue sky, that was dotted with huge white cumulus clouds, drew me in. Then I saw all the budding trees and kne...
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The Earth's Good Night

March 11, 2016 - Earlier, as evening approached, I looked at the sky and thought: "That good be a good looking sunset tonight." It was....
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Limbs, Lines and Light

March 01, 2016 - Layers of color, clouds and light above the power lines and bare tree limbs of winter. It was one of those sunset scene...
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After the Rain

February 15, 2016 - Today's a day for reflection. My sister-in-law, Cheri, died today, after a hard-fought battle with ALS. Cheri taught me...
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Sky Light

February 11, 2016 - I drove out of my way to grab this ice pillar one winter evening. If I happen to be driving, and see some photographic...
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Foggy Sunrise

February 06, 2016 - I'm not a morning person by nature. I have adopted early rising at times in my life. Those times have been of necessity...
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Last Light on the Field

February 05, 2016 - What is it about sunset that entrances most all of us? I think that part of the fascination with sunrises and sunsets i...
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Snow Shadows and Tracks

February 03, 2016 - Four o' clock on a mid-winter afternoon. On a snow-covered forest trail, with the late afternoon sunlight casting deep s...
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Ice and Sky

February 01, 2016 - Another panorama from my hike at "Site M" or Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area (How long could you ma...
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Prairie Lake

January 31, 2016 - I went for a long hike in a nearby State park yesterday. Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area, a whole...
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Paris Skyline

January 28, 2016 - I love a wide-angle view. It's what I see with my eyes. That's what I keep chasing. I imagine an immersive experience,...
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Plains Mountains

January 27, 2016 - Perspective can make a photograph say something different than what you see in person. I was walking through a local pa...
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Backyard Sunset

January 26, 2016 - Karen often comes into our sun room, where my computer is stationed with my back to the windows, and exclaims: "Look at...
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Tracks on the Trail

January 23, 2016 - Hiking through Abraham Lincoln Memorial Gardens, on Lake Springfield, in the middle of winter. As you can see, I'm not...
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Frigid Luminance

January 16, 2016 - The late afternoon sun flares, casting shadows and bright crystals of light over the frozen and snow-covered Lake Spring...
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Sunset at the T

December 28, 2015 - At a T road in rural Sangamon County in the State of Illinois. Looking westward towards the setting sun. That twilight...
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Looking Westward

December 17, 2015 - When all the elements align, our back deck is a handy spot to grab sunset photographs. That cluster of tall trees reall...
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Stillness

December 06, 2015 - The long boardwalk stretches out, inches above the sea grass and mud of the salt marsh on Hunting Island at low tide. T...
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Harbor Walk Sunset

December 01, 2015 - The setting sun casts long shadows on the Harbor Walk Park at Beaufort, South Carolina. You can see the concrete pylons...
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Beaufort Harbour Sunset

November 21, 2015 - Beaufort is a beautiful, historic jewel of a city along the South Carolina coast. Among my favorite places to linger is...
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Sea Oats Slip

November 18, 2015 - The Sea Oats rise up above the sand dunes, far back from the ocean waves on the beach at Hilton Head Island. A small ca...
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Low Tide

November 13, 2015 - Have you ever been around a body of water when the mud was exposed? Do you know that smell? This salt marsh boardwalk...
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Infinite

November 12, 2015 - The beach on Hunting Island, South Carolina at low tide is as wide as I've ever seen. A football (either kind) game coul...
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End of the Day Reflection

November 11, 2015 - It rained most of this day. I was undeterred. I put on my raincoat, tucked my camera underneath that, and had my water...
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Sunny Beach Twosome

November 08, 2015 - The skies cleared, the air was warm and full of the ocean scent, and the tide was slowly creeping inland. A perfect aft...
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From Blue to Gold

November 02, 2015 - From my Karen Sue's point of view. She's the early bird of the two of us. Pre-dawn beach strolls are her delight. Ext...
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Autumn Wind

October 15, 2015 - Maple leaves with their Fall colors fresh, flutter in the strong winds of a clear Autumn afternoon.
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Hedge Apple

October 14, 2015 - Hedge Apple, Osage Orange, maclura pomifera, they all name the same thing that sat smack in the middle of the prairie gr...
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Under The Prairie Sky

October 12, 2015 - A walk in the prairie preserve of Centennial Park gave me a chance to see this natural wonder of clouds and blue sky. I...
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Autumn Fence

October 08, 2015 - After the corn has been harvested, the acres of earth are turned over to lay fallow for the coming of winter. The fence...
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Monarch Soars

September 16, 2015 - I've never seen so many Monarch butterflies while out walking. Literally hundreds of them filled the skies along the pa...
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Windblown

September 14, 2015 - Yellow wildflowers dance under the direction of the wind that is whipped across the wide open prairie. The blue sky is d...
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Prairie Trail

September 13, 2015 - One of the many paths through the prairie grass fields at Centennial Park on far southwest Springfield, Illinois. It's...
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Summer Woods

September 01, 2015 - I went for a walk in the woods today. A hot and humid summer afternoon. My camera was my companion, my eyes had me sto...
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Pond and Sky

August 22, 2015 - This pond reflects the forest that lines one side of it, and the blue sky above. Found at the Ostermeier Prairie Center...
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Almost Harvest

August 20, 2015 - I've grown to like this one corner of a farm. It's just outside the Ostermeier Prairie Center, part of Lincoln Memorial...
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Summer Pairs

August 05, 2015 - Something refreshing to do in Forest Park, found in Saint Louis, Missouri, on a hot summer afternoon. Rent a pedal-boat...
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Emerson Grand Basin

August 04, 2015 - I finally found out the name of this body of water found in Forest Park, in Saint Louis, Missouri: Emerson Grand Basin....
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Fountains and Sky

August 03, 2015 - The lagoon fountains at the bottom of Art Hill, in Forest Park, found in the fair city of St. Louis, Missouri. You can...
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Pedaling in the Park

August 02, 2015 - A sunny day in the heat of summer in Forest Park, found in St. Louis, Missouri. One way to feel cooler in the 90+ heat...
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Ronda Valley

July 26, 2015 - The cliffs of Ronda overlook the valley far, far below. Notice the out door amphitheater to the right. That's quite a d...
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Alhambra

July 22, 2015 - The Alhambra (الْحَمْرَاء) in Grenada, Spain. On an overcast and sometimes rainy day, we visited this historic fortress...
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Ojen

July 12, 2015 - The Andalusian village of Ojen, in the foothills of the Sierra de las Nieves mountains. Can you imagine sitting out und...
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Ronda Vista

June 09, 2015 - Cliffs, verdant valleys full of olive trees, mountains in the distance. Ronda has the views, that's for sure. The "Whi...
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Ronda Cliffs

June 08, 2015 - A stitched panorama of the cliffs of one of the largest of the "White Towns" in the Andalusian region of Spain. Taken f...
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Vineyards in Luxembourg

May 01, 2015 - Grape vines line the hills along the Moselle River Valley in Luxembourg. 23 images stitched together.
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Sunset on the Seine

April 29, 2015 - Sunset on the Seine At Pont Royal. We made a wrong turn and ended up here. We kissed. We took in the breatht...
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View From The Terrace

April 28, 2015 - The Paris skyline as seen from the rooftop terrace of Galleries Lafayette on Boulevard Haussmann. That's Palais Garnier...
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Green Up

April 04, 2015 - Along the Sangamon River in Riverside Park. The same river Abraham Lincoln guided a flat-bottom boat towards New Salem,...
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Partly Sunny

April 03, 2015 - A panorama of a spring day of clouds and blue skies. The grass is greening, the trees are budding, flowers are blossomi...
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Blooming

April 02, 2015 - One of the trees at Centennial Park, just blooming as spring is starting to make everything come alive.
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Early Spring at the Bridge

March 26, 2015 - Sugar Creek covered bridge in Glenarm, Illinois on a warm, blue sky and clouds early spring day. I'm very glad that the...
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Spring

March 20, 2015 - The world is turning still, springtime is here. Soon, green will be all around, and flowers will push out their explosi...
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On the Inside

March 16, 2015 - Sometimes I find myself inside when I'd rather be outside. Looking up through the ceiling skylight had me longing for t...
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Sky Hunter

March 14, 2015 - u A juvenile American Bald Eagle, soaring in flight, wings spread wide to catch the wind. In search of a meal on the Mi...
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Almost Planting Time

March 13, 2015 - Farmers are smart, especially so if they want to keep farming, year to year. Weather works with the farmer. Not by any...
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Birch Blue Sky

March 12, 2015 - The thing that interests me is also the thing that stands apart. Different from the rest. White tree limbs against the...
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The Warmth of Sunset

March 08, 2015 - Sunset over an icy cold Lake Springfield shoreline. The warm color of the setting sun gives at least the visual feeling...
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Drifted

March 05, 2015 - A beach scene from Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. Another very much warmer place than my current location. A lar...
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Snow Rock Sky

March 03, 2015 - So, I went hiking in the snow. I forgot my "good camera" at home. What do you do when you go hiking an forget to take...
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Shadows and Sunlight

March 02, 2015 - Imagine walking on the desert sand on a hot day and it not burning your feet. It's something to do when you visit White...
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Poelua Bay View

March 01, 2015 - Another from Hawaii as an antidote to today's snow. Here is a view of Poelua Bay with the Nakalele Blowhole spouting in...
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Wailea Sunset

February 28, 2015 - From a trip Karen and I made to the Hawaiian islands in 2008. Here, the sun sets with grand eloquence over the Pacific...
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Texture

February 27, 2015 -
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Spouting Horn Sunset

February 26, 2015 - Off Poipu Beach on the island of Kaua'i, one of the Hawaiian islands, there is this blowhole that pushes the incoming wa...
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Nā Pali Coastline

February 25, 2015 - On the northwestern side of Kaua'i Island in the Hawaiian islands, the rugged, mountains lead down to the Pacific Ocean.
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The Sky Is My Companion

February 24, 2015 - Look up. The open road ahead, the blue sky, brushed with wisps of white clouds overhead. The trees and I take in the be...
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Snow Rock

February 21, 2015 - We got a foot of new snow overnight. Took me about 2 hours to dig out both my driveway and to finish off my in-laws. I...
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Waimea Canyon

February 20, 2015 - Waimea Canyon - As an antidote to the snowfall that is coming our way, I bring you Waimea Canyon on the Hawaiian Island...
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Mountain Shadow

February 19, 2015 - The pointed shadow of Mount Haleakalā points westward with western Maui in sunlight with Molokai mountains peaking beyon...
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Fowl Weather

February 18, 2015 - In the only open water in winter's ice encased pond at Washington Park Lagoon, geese, ducks and other fowl gather as hel...
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Cypress Snow

February 10, 2015 - Cypress trees line this small stream in a low-lying spot in Lincoln Memorial Garden on Lake Springfield. Do you know wh...
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N'Ice N Blue

February 09, 2015 - Blue sky with wisps of white clouds over the ice and water of Lake Springfield on an unusually warm winter's day.
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Sky Trail

February 07, 2015 - It was windy out there today. 20 mile per hour sustained winds and gusts higher than that. Fortunately, for most of it...
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Frozen

February 05, 2015 - I had to carefully step onto the edge of the ice, and bend low over a fallen tree to get this series of 17 images that I...
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A Splash of Color Into the Night

February 04, 2015 - Sunset brilliant colors fade to succumb to the encroaching long winter night. My backyard. A fascinating view, that cha...
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Farm Winter

February 03, 2015 - A pond, some barns, fencing, a grain bin, trees, and snow covered fields. All that's missing are the livestock, in this...
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Cathedral Sky

February 01, 2015 - The bell tower of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception reaches up to the drama in the skies above. At the corner...
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Winter Woods Triptych

January 30, 2015 - 30 images stitched together to show the stark grandeur of a snow covered woods on a sunny winter day.
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Halo Triptych

January 27, 2015 - Three views of a winter sun dog halo on a Lake Springfield frozen vista. Frozen ice crystals in the atmosphere bend the...
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Ice Pond Vista

January 24, 2015 - Just above freezing, the pond ice melting, the sky puts on a show.
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No Golf Today

January 23, 2015 - A panoramic landscape of a set of trees at a local public golf course. No golfers in the midst of winter. A perfect ti...
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Pastel Sky

January 21, 2015 - Delicate shades of purple, red and orange color the post-sunset sky on a cold winter's evening.
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Farm by the Road

January 20, 2015 - Farm buildings, a tree, a fence and that sky at sunset. All part of the drive through central Illinois.
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Field and Sky

January 19, 2015 - A panorama of the sky after sunset. I waited for a further painting of color on the clouds but it was not to happen thi...
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Cold Rural Sky

January 16, 2015 - The snow covered farm field tells how cold this scene really is. The sky gives warmth for the eyes as the setting sun l...
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Lick Creek Hike

January 15, 2015 - The temperatures were rising and I set out for an afternoon hike in the Lick Creek Nature Preserve around one end of Lak...
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Cold Field

January 08, 2015 - Winter scene of a fallow farm field covered with drifting snow with a hazy sun in the winter's sky.
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Winter Sky Afire

January 07, 2015 - Sunset made the entire sky glow with the fire of days end. The night was all the more cold after the sky turned to a bl...
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Sunset Pillar

January 06, 2015 - Winter brings so many days of gray and overcast skies. This sunset gave warmth to the soul if not the body. The pillar...
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Geese and Clouds

January 04, 2015 - Hundreds and hundreds of Candian Snow Geese fly overhead on a cold winter's day. Wave after wave of them as far as the e...
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Last Sunset

December 31, 2014 - Good evening to all. One last sunset from the deck of our home. 2015 approaches or is already here for much of the worl...
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Frozen Gold

December 30, 2014 - Centennial Park Prairie Grass Trail, about 15 minutes before sunset, with the wind chill at about 12F, it was a golden g...
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Tree Touch and Go

December 29, 2014 - A C-40 (military version of the Boeing 737) from Scott Air Force Base (KBLV) passes overhead as I stand by the River Bir...
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Winter Sunset

December 24, 2014 - Yesterday's evening sky gave me two gifts. The previously posted massive sky with white whorls of clouds in a blue sky,...
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Magic in the Sky

December 23, 2014 - The clouds in the blue sky made for a spectacle just prior to sunset on this winter's day. I saw this gathering of clou...
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Long Shadows

December 17, 2014 - Long shadows of late afternoon light, a carpet of fallen leaves, the Cypress knees that jut up from the pooling water, a...
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Carillon in Autumn

December 12, 2014 - Taller than the tallest trees in Washington Park, the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon stands out among the mostly leafless...
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Reflection

December 11, 2014 - The grey days of winter are approaching. Their precursor, the grey autumnal days prepare me for the long winter's monoto...
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To the Sky With Clouds

December 06, 2014 - No matter where you are, look up. Take time to take in the world around you. Wonder and delight await. All it takes i...
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Life Hangs On

December 05, 2014 - Clinging on for dear life. Neither Spanish nor a Moss, this "Spanish Moss" is just an interesting type of plant that ge...
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Peeking Sunset

November 28, 2014 - Sunset on Pinckney Island National Wildlife Reserve. Peeking underneath the low Live Oak branches, this sunset streams t...
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Pinckney Dock Sunset

November 25, 2014 - Just past sunset, at low tide, peeking out from under the low hanging limbs of an Oak on the shore, I got this glimpse o...
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Low Tide Scuplture

November 22, 2014 - Sometimes nature is the best artist. This collection of driftwood makes the scene perfect, among the mud and sea grass a...
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Diamonds on the Ocean

November 20, 2014 - Here I go again. Posting yet another picture from our balcony. I can't help it. I'm a boy from the Central Plains th...
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Stormy Sunset

November 17, 2014 - It rained today, with winds that whipped the waves into a pounding surf against the beach sand. Sunset opened up the ski...
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Tybee Island Lighthouse

November 15, 2014 - Magnificent structure, full of and surrounded by history, the Tybee Island Lighthouse looks wonderful against the gather...
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Atlantic Sunset

November 12, 2014 - People ask why we keep coming back to Hilton Head Island every year. This is our sunset view. Just one of the things th...
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Moss Reflection

November 09, 2014 - One of the many peaceful spots in Sea Pines Forest Preserve, a 600 acre section of historic lands that are preserved on...
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Sunset Stripe

November 07, 2014 - Sometimes, you have to accept the scene before you and let go of the one you planned for. The full moon was to come up...
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Soaring

November 04, 2014 - A Seagull, soaring aloft, riding the ocean breeze in a relentless search for sustenance.
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Water in the Woods

October 23, 2014 - There were scenes like this all throughout Callaway Gardens, in Pine Mountain, Georgia. Serenity found in combinations...
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Indialantic Sunrise

October 17, 2014 - Sunrise over the Atlantic ocean, at Indialantic, Florida. I'm not a natural early riser. More of an night-owl. Thus, I...
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Stately Bridge

October 11, 2014 - The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, a bridge across the Ohio River, looking at Kentucky from Ohio at the Cincinnati...
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Maze With A View

October 07, 2014 - The Kaeser Memorial Maze, part of the Doris Waters Harris Lichtenstein Victorian District at the Missouri Botanical Gard...
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Soaring

October 01, 2014 - The Pelican, soaring solo above the Atlantic Ocean below, the clouds for a backdrop. The hunter rides the wind.
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River of Petroglyphs

September 28, 2014 - A line of basalt rocks look like a river flowing into the distance in the Chihuahuan Desert in southern New Mexico. Ove...
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GoPro at the Prairie

September 25, 2014 - Just me, out for a long - 23 mile - bike ride on the Sangamon Valley Trail. Here I'm in front of the Centennial Park Pra...
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Strolling on the Beach

September 10, 2014 - A nearly deserted beach, the skies threatening rain. A nice setting for a slow stroll along side the gently rolling oce...
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Mariachi Sunday

September 08, 2014 - They sing and play with passion and gusto, the Mariachi bands entertain and keep traditions alive. Families gathered on...
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Mountain Ears

September 04, 2014 - One small part of the Organ Mountain Range in southern New Mexico just outside of Las Cruces, these twin peaks are named...
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Water and Sky

September 01, 2014 - A fascinating optical illusion here, of the reflected sky on the nearly calm lake surface at the edge of Lincoln Memoria...
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Farmland Sunset

August 29, 2014 - Long days, hot nights and both eyes on the sky. I didn't grow up on a farm, but we lived close by. It's hard not to liv...
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A Piece of the Sky

August 21, 2014 - There's something about the reflection of the sky across the surface of the water that gets me. Late in the afternoon,...
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Corn Rows

August 18, 2014 - A corn field, in mid-August. An old fence, abandoned near a farm lane that runs by the corn. A dark sky, full of the p...
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Reach Up

August 13, 2014 - Reaching up to the sky, this Southern Pine tree has to ascend a fare piece so that its leaves can soak up the sun. The...
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Rolling Sky

August 02, 2014 - Almost to the Illinois border on Interstate 74, this sky at sunset stunned us. I had my ultra-wide lens on and grabbed...
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Above

July 25, 2014 - u On a clear day, you can see nearly 60 miles into the distance. After making the climb up 200 additional feet (and en...
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Sunny Bee

July 18, 2014 - The buzzing of large bumble bees was in the air as we walked through the Vegetable Garden, part of Callaway Gardens in P...
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Patterns and Nature

July 04, 2014 - The quiet prodding of the rock garden patterns in the Japanese Garden, part of the Missouri Botanical Garden
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Last Light

June 25, 2014 - The last light of day plays with the clouds that try to stand in its way along a lonely rural farm road.
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Sundown Farm

June 19, 2014 - The grain bins and barn stand as sentinels on the farm. Waiting for the fruit of the just-planted crops that will fill t...
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Falling

June 12, 2014 - Take a moment to hear the roar of the falling water as it cascades down from the stream above onto the rocks below.
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Flowing

June 08, 2014 - As life flows from moment to moment I seldom stop and take note As water flows from mountains to sea So it is for me.
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Sand and Shadows

June 02, 2014 - Twilight paints the sand dunes a cool shade, as the night descends onto the desert. White Sands National Monument just...
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Trail and Towers

June 01, 2014 - A collection of the old and the new. Mile marker 2 on this section of the Sangamon Valley Trail runs alongside a collec...
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Recumbent Rider

May 31, 2014 - Folks have asked why I started riding a recumbent cycle. I don't like falling. I have a bunch of arthritis and like ri...
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Boardwalk

May 30, 2014 - Floating above the pond, the sky and water seem so well matched. I highly recommend spending time at the Japanese Garde...
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Lakeshore

May 25, 2014 - A gentle breeze gave the lake a soothing texture. The sky was a mix of overcast and blue sky. A calming scene for my wal...
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Three Angels

May 18, 2014 - Three Angels With Musical Instruments is the title of these, made by sculptor Carl Milles and installed at the Missouri...
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Reflection

May 16, 2014 - A place to sit, taking in the beauty of nature. A tranquil scene of the pond at the Japanese Garden, part of the Missou...
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A Moment of Zen

May 15, 2014 - Patterns and shadows in this Zen rock garden, part of the Japanese Garden area of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Peacef...
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Farm and Sky

May 14, 2014 - Not an everyday scene, but common enough during the spring and summer months around here in the central plains of the U.
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Sunrise Rain

May 11, 2014 - As much as I didn't want to start a long day of driving with a rain storm, the way the sunrise light was burning through...
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Illinois Farm and Sky

May 04, 2014 - The rural road was long and mostly flat that day. Off in the distance I could see farm buildings, barns, homes, grain si...
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Farm Clouds

April 30, 2014 - We were hoping for more color to the setting sun when my son and I headed west in search of a good spot. The clouds were...
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Corn's a Poppin'

April 28, 2014 - Nearly as far as my eye could see, evenly placed and spaced corn seeds were sprouting above the earth they'd been plante...
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Crab Apple Path

April 27, 2014 - Crab Apple Path lives up to its name with an explosion of lavender blossoms on the Crab Apple trees lining the path. Ab...
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I See Knees

April 26, 2014 - After some forest management cleared out some of the invasive specie of trees, this swampy low spot shows off the Cypres...
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Bike Trail Sunset

April 25, 2014 - It was a perfect evening for a bike ride. Or, in my case, a trike ride. I took my recumbent tricycle out on the Sangamon...
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Seasons on the River

April 24, 2014 - Everything but the snow is in this image. There's new growth on the trees, the season of spring's gift of a canopy of gr...
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Sunset Witness

April 13, 2014 - The tree leans into the setting sun over Lake Springfield, as nightfall descends.
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Cooling Off

April 11, 2014 - Spring is in full season. The buds are at the tip of every tree and shrub branch. The earth is turned and some of it p...
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Over Amber

April 10, 2014 - A gorgeously textured sky of white and blue flows like a river over the amber fields of prairie grasses below. There's...
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Cloud River

March 30, 2014 - When I look up at the sky and see a river of clouds rushing to the east like this, I stand in awe at the wonder of our p...
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Last Rays

March 27, 2014 - Driving home one night, after a late afternoon walk, I spotted this single cloud in the otherwise blue sky. The sun was...
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Morning Ruckus

March 26, 2014 - The gulls have one thing in mind at all times: FOOD! They are always searching, flying, fighting and on the hunt for foo...
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Sunny Beach

March 25, 2014 - I know this isn't an image of the beach proper, but of the dunes between the beach and the mainland. This morning, you c...
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Cloud Reflection

March 24, 2014 - At the end of the day, the river of clouds flew overhead at sunset, reflected in the calm waters of Lake Springfield.
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Autumn on the Sangamon

March 23, 2014 - Being surrounded by the flat prairie with hundreds of thousands of acres of farm land, a little water causes a stir insi...
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Starlight Twilight

March 22, 2014 - Between sunset and darkness stands the twilight of evening, when the stars come out and the sky turns deep blue.
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Not Kansas

March 11, 2014 - I usually ask Karen what she thinks of a photo, in order to compare my take to hers. "Looks like Kansas!" said she. No...
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Skyscape

March 05, 2014 - Layers of color, painted on the clouds above the prairie farmland below. A beauty of a sunset, changing with every seco...
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Utilities

February 28, 2014 - This fire-engine-red fire hydrant (with a green nut on top) stands out among the drab winter trees and utility lines tha...
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Beach Sunset

February 26, 2014 - A tranquil sunset under a dramatic sky over the Atlantic Ocean at Virginia Beach, Virginia. We were about 100 feet vert...
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Trail With a View

February 20, 2014 - Cacti, scrub brush, the foothill rocks of the Organ Mountains, the city of Las Cruces below and that deep, high desert s...
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Roads Under the Sun

February 19, 2014 - Next to a snow-covered corn field, a rural road vanishes into the horizon underneath a highway of clouds passing overhea...
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Perspective

February 16, 2014 - The boulders look like mountains, but they're not. I got up close to these sandstone rocks and pointed my camera upward...
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Winter Halo

February 13, 2014 - I don't often see a "Sun Dog", but when I do, I get a feeling of the magic of Nature. Ice crystals, suspended in the at...
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Desert Sunrise

February 11, 2014 - Dawn breaks, coloring the white sand dunes with the golden light of sunrise. Breathtakingly beautiful.
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Dune Tracks

February 09, 2014 - Insect and other animal tracks cris-cross this giant sand dune in White Sands National Monument, a desert in southern Ne...
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Shadows and White

February 07, 2014 - The shadows of the tree trunks and limbs caught my eye as I was trekking through Centennial Park one late afternoon. The...
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Early Bird

February 06, 2014 - The beginning of a new day. The sun rising from the horizon over the ocean. Gentle waves rolling into the sandy shore....
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Up and Down

February 04, 2014 - A sledding hill in Centennial Park, under a beautiful winter sky. Late afternoon sunshine casts deep shadows in the snow...
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Contrast Clouds

January 31, 2014 - A winter sunset sky. Full of wisps of clouds, fanned out on the blue background sky. Painted in pastel colors by the sun...
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Wind Sculpted

January 26, 2014 - This shows some of the ways the wind sculpts the gypsum sands in White Sands National Monument, a desert in southwest Ne...
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Ancient Art

January 25, 2014 - These stones have figures carved on them by a people that lived in this southwest New Mexican land between 900 and 1400A...
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Frozen Sunset

January 24, 2014 - The wind was gusting high, buffeting us as we braved the below freezing winter evening to capture the sunset on Lake Spr...
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Yucca in the Desert Morning

January 23, 2014 - The sun was climbing above the horizon, still shading everything in sunrise colors. We turned our attention from the sun...
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Rabbit Ears

January 22, 2014 - One small part of the Organ Mountain Range in southern New Mexico just outside of Las Cruces, these twin peaks are named...
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Snow & Ice

January 21, 2014 - There were times when the blowing snow created a "whiteout" situation. A whiteout is when there's a wall of white snow t...
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City & Mountains

January 20, 2014 - The majestic Organ Mountain range stands guard over the city in the valley, Las Cruces, New Mexico. I went for a long s...
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Shadows and Light

January 19, 2014 - Trudging under the late afternoon sunlight in the desert, schlepping a sled full of equipment, is not a time to stop and...
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Galactic Sky

January 18, 2014 - The camera's sensor sees more than my eyes can see. This is a 30 second exposure of the night sky. The glowing "cloud" i...
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Cold Gate

January 17, 2014 - Dang it was cold and windy today. The combination gave a chill that went deep into the bones of anyone spending any time...
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Movin' Light

January 16, 2014 - Sometimes the sun paints the clouds at sunset, and not so much much of the time. I saw the clouds in the sky near sunset...
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Dune and Sky at Daybreak

January 11, 2014 - The white gypsum sand dunes make a great reflector for the brilliant colors of the approaching sunrise. We survived our...
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Gray With a Touch of Pink

January 10, 2014 - Karen says that she doesn't see the pink. I do, and that's what matters to this artist. I was aching to get out and gra...
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City Lights and Stars

January 09, 2014 - Even in the middle of the desert, there's light pollution that mars any viewing of the night time stars. Here, the ligh...
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Desert Sunset

January 08, 2014 - The white gypsum grains of sand glitter in reflection of the last light of the sun. I was standing on top of a sand dun...
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Winter Shadows

January 07, 2014 - The snow was new, the air was dry and crispy-cold. The sunshine was bright and low in the winter sky, casting long shado...
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Winter Sun Dogs

January 06, 2014 - Twice I went outside without a coat to grab pictures of these atmospheric phenomena known as "Sun Dogs." Did I mention t...
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Dust to Dust

January 04, 2014 - The snow's been around for a few days. Some of it melted today as the temperatures climbed above freezing, teasing us in...
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Patterns

January 03, 2014 - It was a scene so intriguing that I had to stop and gather it in. I was driving along a lonely rural road, heading out...
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Last Ray of Day

January 02, 2014 - The last ray of sunset, beaming upwards towards the cloud-filled sky, paints a spectacle of color in the winter's evenin...
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Last and First

December 31, 2013 - I went outside for my walk today. The first time for an extended walk outdoors since surgery to replace my right knee. A...
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Saint Stephen's Sunset

December 26, 2013 - Coming out of a store, Karen and I saw the sunset fire in the sky. Fortunately, I had brought my camera with me. We cha...
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Desert Sunset

December 23, 2013 - As the sun slips behind the distant mountain range, our night in the desert begins. My Karen Sue has put up with a lot...
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Mountain Trail

December 22, 2013 - As I walked along the Dripping Springs Trail in a managed natural area near Las Cruces, New Mexico, it seemed there were...
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Sunset Flights

December 16, 2013 - I was annoyed at their presence at the time, but the illuminated contrails from the many airplanes in flight above the e...
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Sculpted in the Sand

December 13, 2013 - The more I looked at this collection of driftwood, from different angles, and elevations, the more interesting it became...
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Passing Through at Sunset

December 08, 2013 - The scene was too beautiful to pass up. The sunset was painting magnificent colors in the sky and in reflection on the...
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Moving Ahead

December 06, 2013 - The quilted patterned sky caught my eye, as we moved on down the rural two-lane highway. The trees at right made a nice...
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On the Edge of Winter

November 29, 2013 - This branch was leaning at just the right angle to catch my eye. I was out for a long walk in the Centennial Park Prairi...
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Mountain High

November 27, 2013 - An antidote for a bitterly cold and blustery day, this photograph of part of the Dripping Springs Trail in the Organ Mou...
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Sunrise Stroll

November 26, 2013 - Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina (South, that is), in the morning. That's part of the lyric to "Carolina in...
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Poison Vine

November 25, 2013 - This stuff certainly gets around. Poison Ivy, its leaves turning a bright orange, clings and climbs this tall Palm tree...
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Sea Oat Sunset

November 19, 2013 - After an afternoon of exploring the Savannah Wildlife Refuge by car and on foot (saw tons of birds, a couple turtles and...
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Pelican on the Hunt

November 18, 2013 - This is just one of the bunches of Pelicans that were on the hunt for fish today. We sat on the beach, enjoying the sun...
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Protected Dunes

November 15, 2013 - We took a jaunt down to the Back Bay National Wildlife Preserve, which is just about 9 miles north of North Carolina. It...
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Breaking Through

November 13, 2013 - Sunrise over the ocean. Simple, yet a moment of deep wonder at the beauty that nature displays every day. All it takes...
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Stormy Weather

November 12, 2013 - It went from a cloudy day to a stormy evening as the storm clouds rolled in over the Atlantic Ocean. Mid-day, the wind...
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Fountain and Sky

November 11, 2013 - The sky was mesmerising today. The blue was deep, a gorgeous background for white clouds that were being brushed across...
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Blue Ridge Valley

November 09, 2013 - The Shenandoah Valley, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, near Charlottesville, Virginia. Both Karen and I saw the "Scen...
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Morning Has Broken

November 06, 2013 - After staying (mostly) awake through the night in the desert southwest, we climbed to the top of a nearby dune to welcom...
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Harvest Sky

November 02, 2013 - It was a beautiful, brisk and windy day today. A nice change from days of mists and rain along with the chilly days of A...
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Windy Shore

October 24, 2013 - I hesitated only a bit before deciding to take my exercise outdoors today. Just a wee bit cold out there. It was not mu...
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There's Something About Water

October 23, 2013 - This afternoon, I was seeing this view of Lake Decatur for several hours. The birds, including Pelicans, kept flying ove...
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Between Night and Day

October 20, 2013 - I had been up and awake all through the desert night. I shut my eyes when it was still fully dark, and opened them to a...
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Hunt for the Moon

October 19, 2013 - A day later, and I got some of that full Hunter's moon. The official full moon was last night, but it's still at 100% lu...
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Grass and Sky

October 16, 2013 - It was a beauty of a sky that day. The lower cumulonimbus clouds were dotting the blue sky like so many clumps of cotto...
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Sunshine, Clouds & Prairie

October 11, 2013 - The sun shines down on the fields of prairie grasses in Centennial Park. The rays were dancing among the clouds in a...
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Waiting For Harvest

October 10, 2013 - The sky was full of blue and white today. One large white cumulonimbus cloud after another passed overhead as I walked t...
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Left or Right

October 05, 2013 - The sky was dramatic. I had my camera with me, with the ultra-wide Sigma 10-20mm on it. How could I help but grab some...
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