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Pink and Green

April 21, 2017 - Spring colors
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Shadows and Sky

November 16, 2016 - The back lawn of the Church of the Cross, found at the end of Calhoun Street, on the banks of the May River in Bluffton,...
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Marsh Sky

November 14, 2016 - High tide marsh waters reflect the varied sky above Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, outside of Hilton Head Isl...
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Greenspread

August 23, 2016 - Deep green veins on pale green Maple leaves, peek out from underneath the dense canopy into the sunlight of a summer day...
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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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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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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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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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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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Last Light

January 24, 2016 - At the end of my journey through the trails of Lincoln Memorial Garden on Lake Springfield, the last light of day cast d...
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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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Chill

January 02, 2016 - High winds of late have brought about this coating of ice on the downed tree branches on the shore of Lake Springfield....
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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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Preserve Path

November 24, 2015 - Live Oaks, draped with Spanish Moss, stand among the tall Sea Pines in Sea Pines Forest Preserve on Hilton Head Island,...
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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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Pine Needle Path

November 19, 2015 - As we explored the miles of paths in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, I kept noticing the carpet of long pine needles unde...
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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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Pine Path

November 03, 2015 - One of the strengths of the crafted infrastructure of Hilton Head Island are the bike paths. The island has bike paths...
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Lake Trail Color

October 17, 2015 - One of my favorite places to walk. Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden along the shore of Lake Springfield in Springfield, I...
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Autumn Blaze

October 16, 2015 - Fall leaves in full color at the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden
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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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Reach Out

October 10, 2015 - The gnarled trunks of stout trees reach upwards towards the sky to catch the last of Autumn's sunlight. Soon to be bare...
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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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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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Broad River Flow

August 30, 2015 - In the foothills of the Smokey Mountains, the Broad River here flows with the rains that recently fell. Near Lake Lure,...
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Upward Facing Turtle

August 25, 2015 - This turtle was sunning itself on a tree branch that pokes above the pond at the Ostermeier Prairie Center, part of Linc...
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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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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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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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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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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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Making Way

March 31, 2015 - A prescribed burn has left this prairie grass preserve ready for new green growth. Doing a burn helps keep the prairi...
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Life Goes On

March 30, 2015 - At the Sugar Creek Covered Bridge, Shelf Mushrooms take life from a tree stump by by the creek. The bridge and trees ref...
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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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Under The Bridge

March 24, 2015 - Sugar Creek Covered Bridge gets lots of visitors. Scenic spot for a flat prairie folk. Here's a view underneath as spr...
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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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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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Dreams of Days

March 10, 2015 - Dreams of Days - Of tree blossoms and spring's green palate of colors to come.
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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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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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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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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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A Bridge In Winter

February 06, 2015 - Not much snow, but enough to give the trail a satisfying crunch as each foot falls in the forest. This bridge is one of...
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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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Shadows of Winter

February 02, 2015 - Brilliant sunshine on a very cold Groundhog's Day put shadows of grass, snow drifts and an Osage Orange tree in strong r...
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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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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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Sundown Cloudscape

January 11, 2015 - Another sunset lights up the clouds in the evening sky. Off my back deck. 31 images, stitched with Autopano Giga. I'm...
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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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Winter Cypress

January 02, 2015 - A swamp-like area of Lake Springfield in Lincoln Memorial Garden, where the Cypress stand and their root knees push up f...
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Lake Freeze

January 01, 2015 - I took a long walk in the afternoon on this first day of the year. Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden on the shore of Lake...
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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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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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Almost Winter

December 20, 2014 - A view of the forest and creek that winds through it at Lincoln Memorial Garden, as autumn turns towards the long winter...
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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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Hidden

December 14, 2014 - How much of this world lies beneath our footsteps, going unnoticed as we walk through our days? Bunches, and more than...
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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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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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Sunset Moss Road

November 26, 2014 - Sunset lights up the "Spanish Moss" on the Oaks that line this trail road on Pinckney Island National Wildlife Reserve....
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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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Cemetery Oaks

November 21, 2014 - To give you some sense of scale, that's our car at the far lower right of the frame. These massive Live Oak trees stand...
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A Touch Of Red

November 16, 2014 - The lone red leaf stands apart from its green brethren as sunset fires through. In the forest at last light of day, the...
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Sunset Forest Glow

November 16, 2014 - At the end of the day, with about 45 minutes left until our next appointment, Karen and I went for a walk in the Audubon...
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Moss Path

November 13, 2014 - The moss hanging from the oaks along one path in the Savannah Wildlife Reserve. The light was just right.
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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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Canal Woods

November 06, 2014 - The Savannah-Ogeechee Canal was once a 16+ miles long waterway that allowed remote farms and plantations access to the p...
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Reflection

November 03, 2014 - Cormorants and turtles sun themselves on a fallen tree on a pond in the Sea Pine Forest Preserve on Hilton Head Island....
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Blaze

October 31, 2014 - Autumn is in full color among the leaves of the trees. Here, reds, oranges and bits of yellow blaze with fire of the com...
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Life Goes On

October 28, 2014 - The tree limbs were full of these seed pods, ready to drop in search of carrying on with the cycle of life. Against a b...
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Light Among the Leaves

October 27, 2014 - The sun shines through the forests canopy of leaves onto the carpet of more leaves as the sentinel tree stands with its...
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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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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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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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In Reflection

August 11, 2014 - My wise bride, my Karen Sue, said that I should post two versions of this and many other pictures. When I zoom in on...
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Potential in Green

August 07, 2014 - When was the last time you saw and noticed an acorn still in the tree? Have you ever seen an acorn that's not on the gr...
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Serene

June 04, 2014 - One reason that Japanese gardens have been sculpted for centuries by artisans is to create a place for contemplation, fo...
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Two

May 24, 2014 - Life passes by so quickly. It takes concentrated effort to notice, to see beyond the blurred landscape and ghostly figur...
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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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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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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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New Growth

April 09, 2014 - New green shoots from the branch of a garden tree. A sure sign that spring has sprung.
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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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The Trees Stand in Tibute

March 19, 2014 - The trees, barren of leaves in the last of winter's gray days, stand in tribute around the tomb of President Abraham Lin...
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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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Lagoon

March 10, 2014 - Lagoon Haiku: By the water's edge I sit reflecting on life The trees watch me too
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Sunlight Warmth

March 08, 2014 - I've seen frost on the fields of grass before, but seeing the sunshine melt this field of prairie grass, like a wave of...
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Frozen Morning

March 07, 2014 - The frost was on the ground still, wherever the shadows lingered and sunlight hadn't had time yet to send it off melting...
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Afternoon Path

March 01, 2014 - As I turned a corner in the trail, the path before me stretched into the distance, covered with deep shadows from the tr...
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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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Winter Path Home

February 03, 2014 - I took the shortcut through the woods today. It was cold and there was a layer of ice underneath every inch of snow. I...
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Cypress Swamp

January 30, 2014 - The Natchez Trace runs from Natchez, Mississippi northwards some four hundred-forty-four miles to Nashville, Tennessee....
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Stand For Those Fallen

January 28, 2014 - The title came to me after I sat with the image for a while. Sometimes a title for a photograph comes to me as soon a...
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Twisted Up

January 27, 2014 - Sometimes, all you need to do is look up. A walk in the woods on a chilly winter's day. The trees for companions, the w...
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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 Crystal Cathedral

December 24, 2013 - There's a sense of sacred space in any forest. The grandeur of nature, mostly untouched by human hands brings on a quiet...
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Tumbling

December 21, 2013 - I was fortunate to find this point in the flow of the Minnehaha River, where it tumbles down rocks in the riverbed, past...
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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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Sharing the Trail

October 09, 2013 - Three deer (the 3rd is hidden behind the one in the background), shared the end of our walk on the trails at Abraham Lin...
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Afternoon Trail

October 08, 2013 - The Autumnal change of color is just beginning. Karen and I went for a walk through Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden....
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