Texture Twist: Vintage Jewel

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The Journey: River Nests

One of my favorite pastimes is hiking in the woodlands or along the river banks. You never know what you’ll discover if you give yourself the chance… LIFE is about COURAGE and going into the UNKNOWN ...more

Texture Twist: Wildflower

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The Country: Appple River

Aren’t these goslings adorable! I was lucky to get close enough with my telephoto lens to observe without interfering. The parents kept them close and they were always between the two....more

Texture Twist: Summer Pastures

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The Country: Casper Bluffs

The Casper Bluffs provide some of the most commanding views of the Mississippi River from the northern hills of Illinois. Hiking, birdwatching, sightseeing, Native American archeology can be discovered on more than 85 acres of scenic Mississippi River bluffs. On a recent hike, the prairie hummed with life while the great Mississippi lay peaceful ....more

Texture Twist: Prelude

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The Country: Prairie Ghosts

We escaped to the prairie for the day with a camera, water, sunglasses, hats, sunscreen, my pocket journal, and vanilla....more

Texture Twist: Essence

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The Seasons: Summer Greenhouse

I love peeking into the windows of the greenhouse. No matter the season, something is always just beginning. I think that is what makes it so special ....more