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… Continue Reading “Mystery of a New Year”

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… Continue Reading “Nature Sketch from your Car Window”

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… Continue Reading “Awesome Sky”

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… Continue Reading “New Appreciation”

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… Continue Reading “Ice Covered Everything”

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… Continue Reading “Gray Day Fun”

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… Continue Reading “Christmas Lamp Sketch”

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… Continue Reading “Stormy Night Snow Sketch”

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… Continue Reading “Glorious Gall”