Fascination

May 31, 2014 - My son will hate this; that's probably too harsh. He just dislikes peeling paint. But I find it fascinating: the text...
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Watch Your Step

May 30, 2014 - How much stuff has fell through these caboose steps through the years? I can imagine coins dropping through the grate...
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Jellyfish

May 29, 2014 - Wednesday was Chattanooga Day. So after we took the train ride (all 6 miles), we drove downtown to the Tennessee Aqua...
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Downstream

May 28, 2014 - I don't know much about fishing. Wrong, I know almost nothing about fishing. My step-father, who loved to fish, would...
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Puddling

May 27, 2014 - I find it difficult to comprehend that we need more than just sweet nutrition, since I have such a "sweet tooth". The...
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Options

May 26, 2014 - Rarely is there just one way to do anything. You can do it this way OR... And driving to a destination, you could go...
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Nipper Sink

May 24, 2014 - With my back to the sunset, I saw this. Funny thing is, I didn't take a picture of the sunset. Maybe I was in the wro...
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Aflame

May 23, 2014 - Dangerous. Destructive. Blazing. Consuming. Or just the first step to S'Mores and sweetness and fun evenings and laug...
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Drink, Please

May 22, 2014 - We have breakfast in the garden. Truth, to tell, we have lunch and dinner in the garden as well. When the weather per...
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Truth

May 21, 2014 - Winged Victory stands tall atop the pedestal of the Elijah P. Lovejoy monument in Alton, Illinois. Lovejoy, killed on...
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Family Style at the Wittmond

May 20, 2014 - It was a spontaneous decision to ride the ferry with friends across the Illinois River and eat lunch in Brussels at the...
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Pizza in a Cemetery

May 19, 2014 - It was the first time for me. I've made a lot of visits to cemeteries, mostly professional in nature. Usually, it has b...
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Parade

May 18, 2014 - This is a parade like no other. If you have driven across Illinois on US 24, you may have seen this parade on the sou...
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Lorna's Gift

May 17, 2014 - In just a few weeks, this daylily will begin to bloom in front of our house. Daylilies have pedigrees, with a registere...
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Day Trip

May 16, 2014 - When we lived in Effingham, it was a full day's drive to Destin. My folks started spending the winter there in 1977....
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Moonlight

May 15, 2014 - While this photo was taken last summer, it could have easily been this week. A friend who visited recently said that...
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Friends

May 14, 2014 - Sure, you can do some things by yourself. But it's more fun with a friend.
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Passage

May 13, 2014 - Sometimes, the obstacles appear enormous. And the possibilities are so foreboding. I'm convinced that there is anoth...
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Searching

May 12, 2014 - Dawn seems to come awfully early. And when low tide is before dawn, you have to get up pretty early. And someone has...
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Hero

May 11, 2014 - You may not know it. But I am an honorary Superman. I have the certificate to prove it, signed and presented by the m...
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Happy Mother's Day

May 10, 2014 - Just sharing a photo for a special day. Thanks, Mom.
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Path

May 09, 2014 - It takes many steps to make a path. You are not the first one to walk this way, nor to search for a way through this mom...
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Flying

May 08, 2014 - Look closely. I think I discovered another benefit of being a kid. You can run without touching the ground. I recall as...
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Detour

May 07, 2014 - Road Construction Ahead, "Significant Delay", Consider Alternative Route. I'm a reader, I considered the warning and we...
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Further Reflection

May 06, 2014 - I rejoice in being able to see. And what a joy it is to be able to share what I see with others. I admit I notice thing...
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Duluth Dawn

May 05, 2014 - This is dawn over Lake Superior. I suspect, if you didn't know the location, that it could appear to be sunset. Sunda...
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Barking Up the Tree

May 04, 2014 - I noticed this Shagbark Hickory on a walking trail near the Natchez Trace last week. These trees, found only east of the...
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Soccer Oak

May 03, 2014 - Continuing the theme from yesterday... This is the large, old oak tree that overlooks the field where Madeline plays...
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Pause

May 02, 2014 - The few hours after dawn and before sunset are magical. We had driven down the Natchez Trace making several stops along...
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Burgess Falls

May 01, 2014 - With all of the rain this week, perhaps a return visit to Burgess Falls is in order. Burgess Falls has four separate...
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