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Happy New Year

Here are a dozen images from 2017 that I liked. Happy New Year and hope the coming year is full of good things for you. 

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We Call It Fall

Morning Frost

Morning Frost

This is the time of year when temperatures swing from near freezing in the morning then rise by mid-afternoon to 75 and short sleeves. We scrap frost off windshields at 6:30 am then have doors open by noon. We call it fall.

Cottonwoods and Leaves

Cottonwoods and Leaves

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More Bluer Skies

Starburst on a beautiful fall afternoon.

Starburst on a beautiful fall afternoon.

This pat weekend was lovely. Afternoon temperatures reaching the mid 60’s and nighttime temperatures down to freezing. The cold nights and humidity brought frost to everything in the morning. Saturday morning included some fog where I could not see across the pond. Continue reading »

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Starburst Sunset

Sunset at Cathy Fromme Prairie Nature Area

Sunset at Cathy Fromme Prairie Nature Area

“One day, you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted to do. Do it now.” Paulo Coelho
Therefore we need to stop and take it all in.

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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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Suspended in Air

Suspended in Air

Suspended in Air

Last nights walk through Rowland Moore Park allowed me to see nature do, what I thought, was a very strange thing. From a distance I noticed a leaf suspended in mid-air. I stopped and moved closer. It looked like a blade of grass had poked through a hole in the leaf and was holding it up. So, I grabbed a photo and continued on my walk. After loading it on the computer and lowering my exposure, I was able to see that the leaf was suspended in the air because it had fallen on a spiderweb. The sensor saw it but my eyes did not. The walk also included a photo of the setting sun bursting through tree branches and couple huge dandelions, everyones favorite flower. Continue reading »

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