Author Archives: reluctantretiree

About reluctantretiree

recent last-minute retiree, husband, father, grandfather, student, technology nerd, fabricator, builder, etc., trying to figure out what to do with the rest of my life.

Sonar Tide

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

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Illinois River Shore

HDR image along Illinois River.

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Madison Theater balcony

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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Winter Gardening

The bokashi bucket needed to be emptied, winter or not. 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. Might as well … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The 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 … Continue reading

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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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