Category Archives: City Living and Nature in Harmony

Ribbon Grass Opens Overnight

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The Ribbon Grass Plumes on this grass, in our front yard, appeared this morning.  Yesterday, as night fell, the plumes were only about half the size you see here.  Nature has a way of presenting in her own way.

©Dan O. De Ment

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Spring in the Backyard – Touched Up

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I shot and posted this image earlier but brought it back up for a little work.  Particularly the Flowering Crab and Daisy Plants.

Dan O. De Ment

Praying Mantis on the side of our Garage

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I couldn’t believe it when I saw him.  He’s three to four inches long.  Biggest one I’ve seen in years.  The picture doesn’t really represent his size.  He was giving me the once over, I’ll tell you.

Dan O. De Ment

Illinois River Valley 2013 Enhanced

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A few weeks ago I loaded this image.  Yesterday I discovered an editing program called, “Aviary,” (it’s free) and was astounded at its strength.  My original post didn’t even show the grass in the lower left hand corner…let alone its color.  It sharpened the picture and allowed me to bring forth greater color and tone.  For my friends, this editing program is for phones and tablets.  “I am not being paid to push this program!”

Dan O. De Ment