Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category


I took advantage of some 80 degree weather in our area today and took some beautiful sunset shots… There was even some great timing when a train passed on by and even an Amish buggy…




Had the Monday off after Christmas and got a chance to see some beautiful skies after a trip from a bookstore and record store…. Central Illinois really has some beautiful sunset skies in the country from time to time… There are just some instances where you need to pull over and take a photo – Sometimes a shot through the window doesn’t show justice…


There were beautiful skies on the way to my piano lessons and  seeing Star Wars: Rogue One Tuesday evening. These were taken along the interstate on the way to Mattoon in the car – the colors were just amazing.

It’s scenes like these that I see in the sky – that makes me wonder how some people can live life and not notice such beauty – those who are so engrossed in the rat race of life – that they forget to stop and notice – just how beautiful nature and life can truly be. I like to believe – there are always “paintings” all around us – just waiting to be “painted.”

A beautiful 60 degree evening on November 7th in Arthur, IL. It has been an ideal fall.


Lovely Autumn Day at Tabor Park in Sullivan, Illinois…. A day of coloring and doodling in the park surrounded by nature.


partially completed….Stained glass coloring book and partially finished doodle:) Relaxing!

As it always goes in Illinois, the weather can be quite unpredictable. Sometimes though, that is a good thing – like today. It was November 1 and the temperature came close to 80 degrees! This was warm for November. It felt more like spring than it did fall… If the temperature would have went any higher, records would have been broken…

I don’t remember many November days when I’ve been able to take a walk without a coat on in a sleeveless shirt!… It was such a beautiful day – I had to take photos to commemorate it.


Halloween inspired photos on this windy, yet gorgeous moonlit night in October in the central Illinois area….