Monday, January 9, 2012

Our "Mama Dog" Maggie

1998 - 2012
~ Miss You Maggie ~

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Windy Day

A Windy Day by LD-Artist
A Windy Day, a photo by LD-Artist on Flickr.

“There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.”

~Don Delillo

Rain has fallen 16 of the 27 days this month in the Chicagoland area. That means this April has had more rainy days than any Chicago April since 1961! It had better bring about a lot of May Flowers!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Our Cold Snap

So while we were busy digging out from Snowmageddon Mother Nature threw another obstacle our way in the form of COLD! We found ourselves facing wind chills of 20 degrees below zero! Not even the dogs were allowed to be outside for more than 5 minutes. The girls had pity on poor Molly; who has no real outer coat to speak of. They piled coats and blankets on top of her in attempts to warm her up. She really didn't seem to mind!

Friday, February 4, 2011


There's probably no good images that I took that can truly capture the sheer beauty that "Snowmageddon" brought with it. We got 20.5 inches in all. And before the flakes stopped falling people were outside with their snow blowers and shovels digging not only themselves but their neighbors out of the snow. People helping people; that was the mood through out the storm. That is why I can remember this storm, this "Snowmageddon" with fond memories.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Big Rivalry

Two of our towns biggest rivals were pitted against each other last night. Rivalries transform what would be just another normal game into something special. Two of my nephews are on the team so I went to support them and their team.

It was such an exciting game, very close. The other school won 26 to 27! The team was disappointed but they'll be many more opportunities to try again.

I went there with the intentions of taking some pictures but the action was fast paced and the photos blurry. I'm just glad I managed to get a few of the boys with their team mates.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Weeks #49 and #50

I've been running terribly behind with my 52 project but better late than never.

Here is week #49. It was December 17th and I took the girls into town to shop for gifts. They had a wonderful time looking at all the holiday books!

Week #50 came from our "Photo Challenge Forum" - "Holidays". I captured a beautiful glass ornament and thought it would make the perfect entry into the challenge.

It sure is beginning to look an AWFUL lot like Christmas!

50 weeks down - two to go!