Monthly Archives: February 2013

Six Inch Snowfall February 26, 2013

Six Inch Snowfall February 26 2013

I tried to take this image as closely as possible from the same position I took the image below.  This snow was heavier…and wet and slushy with some ice…compared to the the image below.  Some areas of Central Illinois got as much as one inch per hour up to 10 inches.

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Four Inch Snowfall February 22, 2013

Four Inch snowfall February 22, 2013

We had a  total of one inch of snow in Central Illinois from November 2012 until February 21, 2013…then, as you see on the 22 of February we had four inches.  Today is February 25th and between tonight and tomorrow night we are due to get an additional five to eight inches.  Go figure!

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A Winter’s Resting Place


My wife, Jean, took this image on December 24th, 2010 at Forest Park Nature Center, Peoria Heights, Illinois.

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Timber Stand at Jubliee College State Park

Timber Stand at Jubilee College State Park

This is not a new image but one you’ll see below without any post processing in Photoshop Elements 6.  I decided to see what it would look like with a few processing modifications.  I’m not one to due a lot if I feel it isn’t necessary.  This was more for the enjoyment of it and to give it a more artsy profile.

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Another Deer Story…Without Images

My grand-daughter came out of volleyball practice the other evening about dusk.  The road she takes to go home is in the city…right outside the front door of her school.  There are subdivisions everywhere.  A farmer’s field runs parallel to the road home and two nights ago she was stunned to see 17 deer foraging out in the field.  17!   She’s seen small groups of up to five in the past but this was a herd.  One end  of the farmer’s field runs into a main thoroughfare through town and the other end falls off into the woods.  Deer in Illinois have become use to seeing people near their feeding and bedding grounds but it never ceases to amaze me when a herd of this size is spotted.  We often see them in and around our golf courses also…not to mention in our yards once in a while as I posted in an earlier post.  East Peoria and Peoria are separated by the Illinois River and the deer are at home both sides of the river.   NEAT, huh!

Dan O. De Ment