Tag Archives: Backyards

A Bed of Purple, Creeping Phlox

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This bed of Creeping Phlox is in our backyard flower garden.  Notice how it is creeping in between the stones.

©Dan O. De Ment

A Male Cardinal Musing

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I couldn’t resist shooting this little guy.

©Dan O. De Ment

January 8th, 2016 – Our Backyard

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This was our backyard, during the day, on January 8th, 2016.  It snowed that night.  I wonder what it will look like on January 8th, 2017.

Central Illinois’ first snow could come as early as Sunday, December 5th.

Dan O.De Ment

Frosty Backyard

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A couple weeks ago we had a frost that lightly painted the back yard.  As you can see the sun was coming up so it did not last long.

Dan O. De Ment

My wife, Jean, grooming our Feral Cat, Muffin

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Jean grooms Muffin when she can.  Sometimes Muffin walks or scurries away, but today she just plopped down and enjoyed the attention.  She’ll roll over, stretch out, or even lie on her side.  She often moves forward as she’s being groomed but always close to the ground.  She had a burr in her tail here and didn’t mind having it removed at all.  Jean didn’t know I was taking the picture but she’s a good sport and was OK with me posting this.  Muffin couldn’t have cared less.

Dan O. De Ment