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 of water vapor droplets too! So basically, fog is a cloud … 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 we are greeted with a mild 60°F, at the end of … Continue reading Nature Sketch from your Car Window

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 there was no room for them in the inn." Luke 2:7, … 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 a good girl (or stupid) and went to work anyway. When … 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 the sun! Boy, I can't resist a path. What's around that … 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 garland is such an elegant way to decorate and the scent … 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 way home from work, it changed into freezing rain and by … 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 tree twigs are exposed. You may have seen galls on leaves … Continue reading Glorious Gall