Monthly Archives: March 2015

A few Cardinals at the Feeders

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Late one evening, with the sun going down, these Cardinals were still feeding before day’s end.  With my passion for sun and shade I could not resist shooting this image.  It’s going to be in the low to mid 60’s in Central Illinois today.  You want to enlarge the image for a better view.

Dan O. De Ment
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Just to let you know I’m still around.

I haven’t fallen off the edge of the earth.  Lately I’ve been involved in some other interests…reading for the most part.  Some reading having to to with photography…composition and depth of field mostly, and also I’ve been catching up on some of my non-fiction and fiction favorites.  Winston Churchill’s,  “Their Finest Hour,” and Kipling’s, ” The Man Who Would Be King,” and, “Kim,” to mention a couple that are high n my required reading list.

Dan O. De Ment

Purple Crocus Pop Up

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First of all, I had to shoot this image from inside our home and I was using my Power Shot Canon A590 IS, so I couldn’t get a larger image or a frontal shot. It was COLD outside! (Wish I’d grabbed my DSLR.)
Crocus pop up in Central Illinois in early March, usually, and only bloom for a week or two.  They come in five colors: Pink, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Purple, and White…they grow in both Spring and Fall and need full Sun or Partial Sun. We only see them bloom in the Spring at our house.
Enlarge the image to get a better look!

Dan O. De Ment

Cat tracks in the Snow

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A couple weeks ago I captured this image of our neighborhood cat, Blondie’s tracks, after he traveled along our driveway.

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Blondie getting down from atop our Carrier/Shelter

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Blondie, one of the Feral Cats in our neighborhood, climbs down after resting in the sun.  He’s been a bit under the weather lately but seems to be bouncing back as of this posting.

Dan O. De Ment

A bit of color in the Forest

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This little tree, with its beautifully colored leaves, surrounded by the light green Forest floor, immediately caught my attention. I shot the image at Forest Park Nature Center in Peoria Heights, Illinois. (That’s a trail sign behind the tree and next to – you can barely see it – the trail.)

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Petunias in Sun and Shade

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This pot of Petunias was next to the back side of our home.  My wife, Jean, loves these flowers and we get new plants each year.  Petunias are an annual plant.

Dan O. De Ment

Peace and Quiet in the Forest

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The forest can be a place of peace and tranquility.  Nothing but you, birds, deer, and turkeys … sometimes just you and a picnic bench – and quiet!

Dan O.De Ment

Cardinals Feeding through a heavy Snow

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I shot this image the same morning I shot the Snowy Fur Tree image below.  The Cardinals seemed only slightly disturbed by the heavy snow and continued to feed – more and more Cardinals moved in after I shot this image.

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Fur Tree through a heavy Snow

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I took this image about 15 Minutes ago – at 8:45AM.  The snow in the Peoria area is heavy and it’s been snowing like this since 6:30AM.  We were suppose to get one inch and we’ve had at least two already – probably get three or four.  I shoveled a walkway to the garage and you’d never know it to look at it.  The frosty look of the image is actually thick SNOW!

Dan O. De Ment

Red Mums

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We had these in our garden two years ago and I just found the image in my archives.

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