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Waiting for Spring

When you find yourself closed in during the winter months Spring is foremost on your mind.  The flowers in bloom, the new life, people having the ability to walk or ride in shirt sleeves and shorts, and, we move the clocks forward.  (Spring ahead and Fall back.) “Daylight Savings Time,” begins in th U.S. March 12th.

All the outdoor jobs need to be started, ie; scraping and painting the deck, replacing or painting windows on the home or garage, replacing trim on the garage, raking the yard to allow the new grass room to grow, caulking here and there around the house and garage, and cleaning out the garden for new growth. (to mention a few.)

Everything feels different in the Spring, doesn’t it?  The birds are singing their Spring songs, the air smells fresh and clean, at first – then the locust trees blossom with a fragrance that some love and others hate. Then, in the Central U.S., the honeysuckle blossoms with another powerful fragrance.  (allergy sufferers beware!) Meanwhile, many floral species have already bloomed and we’re enjoying their beauty. Downpours happen regularly to help everything grow to its full potential, while we hope the rains don’t plug our gutters with falling tree buds.  (I finally got smart and bought a utlilty pump that sets down, halfway, in my deck, and pumps out the water through a garden hose so the eight inch deep area under the deck doesn’t overflow and allow  water to find its way into our kitchen.

So, get ready, be prepared, and enjoy it.  Don’t forget to have your allergy medicine close at hand.  Oh yes, one more thing, why does March always feel like it lasts forever?

Dan O. De Ment



Butterfly in Flight


One of our daughters caught this Butterfly in flight with her Smart Phone.

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Changing to Fall

Changing to Fall 2012

My wife took this image this past fall in Forest Park Nature Center, Peoria Heights, Illinois where we often go to shoot.

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Copyright 2012 Jean De Ment All Rights Reserved

Browsing Doe

Deer Feeding at Jubilee College State Park

I had a bit of fun with this image…it is another scan from my Canon Eos Elan and it had a lot of Speckles and Noise.  Notice her right rear leg is off the ground.  I didn’t even notice when I was working with it in Photoshop Elements 6… it until I looked at the image about five times…I’m sure I noticed it when I took it… because I was concentrating on making it presentable…as well as “I” can.

Dan O. De Ment

Copyright 2010 Dan O. De Ment All Rights Reserved

Elm Drive Images on ImageKind Closed

I have closed my sales account on Image Kind.  I will be updating my posts on Word Press accordingly in the next couple days.  As I mentioned in an earlier post I have re-established an account on Fine Art America.

Thank you for your patience,

Dan O. De Ment