Sonar Tide

Taken for independent class project.

Taken for independent class project.

Sonar Tide, a sculpture created for Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, Illinois.

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Illinois River Shore

Taken for independent class project.

HDR image along Illinois River.

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Madison Theater balcony

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My wife’s favorite! Balcony of the Madison Theater going to weeds.

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Painting With Light

Do we really need more long exposures? Here’s a couple of photos: one daytime, one nighttime in beautiful downtown Mossville.

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Rte 29, Mossville, IL

 

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Winter Gardening

The bokashi bucket needed to be emptied, winter or not.

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The bucket on the right has been aged two weeks in the bucket and needs to be dumped because the bucket on the left is almost full.

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Might as well bury it in this raised bed if the ground’s not too hard.

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Dug.

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Dumped.

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And covered.

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Just for fun, trying to winter sow some native plants for wildlife. Got some of the seeds at a native seed exchange last fall at Forest Park Nature Center in Peoria Heights, Illinois, others from a “Wildlife Gardeners” friend. No, I didn’t use any bokashi juice in the planting mix. I use the dry bucket/newspaper method.

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 22 trips to carry that many people.

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Mountain Storm

A couple of washes, then Derwent watercolor pencils for the rest; some put on dry, some using pencils dipped in water, and some put on dry, then brushed over.

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