A Cold Front …

Fall Starburst

Fall Starburst

… is on it’s way. Temperature tonight is expected to be in the high 20’s then low 30’s on Tuesday night. But, this past week and the weekend have been gorgeous. Yesterday was 74. Yesterdays sunrise was gorgeous but I only saw it from my bedroom window. Just couldn’t get out the door. Kids on campus wearing, shorts, flip-flops and tank tops. People were biking and playing football at the city park. I took advantage of the weather and made a couple trips to the nature areas. I’m making chili soup today. Stay warm.

Leaves at Dixon ReservoirTwisted and BentMaking Waves

 

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Early Morning in Old Town

Early Morning in Old Town

Early Morning in Old Town

Rising early is not for everyone. Yet, I enjoy being out and about as the sun breaks the horizon and  shows off its colors. Right after that show the sun casts these wonderful shadows. It’s this photographers special time of day.

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Morning Sun and Shadows

Morning Sun and Shadows

“Everyone has his or her own way of learning things. His way isn’t the same as mine, nor mine as his. But we’re both in search of our destinies, and I respect him for that.”  ― Paulo Coelho The Alchemist

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Lightbulb

Lightbulb

Lightbulb

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Too Much to Miss

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

The Variegated Fritillary are found in open sunny areas such as prairies, fields, pastures, road edges, landfills. They feed on the nectar from several plant species including butterflyweed, common milkweed, dogbane, peppermint, red clover, swamp milkweed, and tickseed sunflower. The Environmental Learning Center provides both those needs. I’m no longer one to go for a walk in the nature areas as I tend to meander through them. Way too much to miss if I just walk.

 

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A Story of Fallen Leaves

Birch Leaf

Birch Leaf

“There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves.” – Joe L. Wheeler

Each fall I watch the leaves change colors and fall from the trees. A gust of wind blows and leaves are separated from the branches. It’s beautiful to observe. Yet, these leaves fall onto sidewalks, pavement or rock beds. We rake them into piles and bag them, preventing them from living their full life cycle of decomposition, a vital part of nature.  Continue reading »

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Rainbow of Colors

Farmers Market Colors

Craft Items from the Farmers Market

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