Month: December 2008

Mystery of a New Year

Here is my picture of the sky falling: Sky falling? What? Do you see that layer of fog developing on the cool ground? Well, fog is actually just a collection of water vapor droplets touching the ground. Guess what? A cloud is a collection…

Nature Sketch from your Car Window

Once again Chicago has dealt us a wicked weather hand. In a mater of a few hours, 4 inches of snow has melted and 3 inches of rain had fallen. It was just yesterday that single digit temps reigned the daily forecast, but now…

Awesome Sky

Here is another sky photo I took with my handy-dandy cell phone: This picture was taken at 5pm when unfortunately, the last spec of light deminishes in the winter time. Check out these colors…it reminds me of a watercolor painting when your blue and…

New Appreciation

Today I read over the story of Christ’s birth in the book of Luke. I have never before thought of this, but when I read…“And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger because…

Ice Covered Everything

Yes it’s a pain to deal with, but oh how beautiful it can be…. An ice/snow storm hit the Chicago area yesterday making driving to work an extra long nightmare. Many people decided to play hookie, being that it was Friday, but I was…

Gray Day Fun

So what can you do on a dreary gray winter day? Why, you can have some fun hiking on the Little Red Schoolhouse grounds, of course! Don’t let a bunch of clouds steal your fun away. Look at how beautiful it is…. ….even without…

Christmas Lamp Sketch

Yesterday I went to the LaGrange Art Gallery. Downtown LaGrange is decorated so beautifully this time of year. I just love it. They have these cute old fashioned lamp posts every few feet down every block. I just couldn’t resist sketching one! Fresh pine…

Stormy Night Snow Sketch

Oh how I love a winter storm at night! To hear the hollowing wind and watch the flurries take a horizontal path…brings much joy. Today it rained for the majority of the day. I woke up to rain banging at my window. On my…

Glorious Gall

Look what I found!!! Do you know what that is? It’s a gigantic gall! It’s so big, it can be referred to as a knot or tumor gall. You may have spotted galls, especially this time of year when the leaves have cleared and…