Friday, October 29, 2010

Gourds and Wooden Basket

Gourds and Wooden Basket

We were at the French Market in Geneva a couple of weeks ago and they had these bags of gourds for $5. I just had the urge. But then Kate saw this hand carved wooden basket. Synergy.

Batavia, Illinois
November 2007
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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Vanessa atalanta
Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles, Illinois
from my photography class field trip
June 2010

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sumac

Sumac

Nachusa Grasslands
Franklin Grove, Illinois
July 2006
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

California Condor

California Condor

We were surprised to find this guy sailing overhead as we were standing on the south rim near the El Tovar Hotel. Initially we thought this was a Turkey Vulture, but the plumage just didn't match up. Luckily, I snapped off several pictures, including this one, which showed what we had seen. I understand that the Condors are interested in people, so, while they've got the whole Grand Canyon to hang out in, the populated areas are where they tend to hang out. We couldn't tick it, but it was still neat to see.

Grand Canyon National Park
November 2007
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_condor

www.nps.gov/grca

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Autumn on the East Side

Autumn on the East Side

Morton Arboretum
Lisle, Illinois
October 2009

It's wallpaper, too!

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State Street Miyabe Maple

State Street Miyabe Maple

near the Joy Path at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois
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December 2005
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