This country lane is located at Jubilee College State Park just 15 minutes outside of Peoria, Illinois. Shadowed on the left foreground is a bean field and in the distance – a corn field. The image was shot on an early, partly cloudy, summer evening.
Dan O. De Ment
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Tagged Art, Cats, Country, Farm Land, Horizon, Nature, Photography, Scene, Sky, State Parks, Technology
These Cone Plants grow in our Backyard Garden … Planted by my wife, Jean. Can be purchased @ Dan De Ment Fine Art
Dan O. De Ment
Posted in Art, Canon, Canon T3, City Living and Nature in Harmony, Flowers, Photography
Tagged Art, Ceremonial Fencing, Evening Light, Flower Gardens, Flower Photography, Flowers, Framed Photographic Art, Home Sweet Home, Nature, Nature Photography, Nature's Bounty, Nature's Patterns, Photography, Scene
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
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Tagged Cycling, Flowers, Nature, Nature Photography, Nature Wildlife, Nature's Beauty, Parks, Photography, Running, Scene, Spring, Spring Flowers
This is an image of the first snowfall of 2015 in Central Illinois – 4-6 inches in most areas. It happened Monday, January 5th. It started out as small pebble-sized flakes and grew into a full blown storm. As many of you know, due to medical issues, I am unable to go outside in temperatures below 60 degrees for more than a few minutes so most of my shots throughout the winter months are taken through our, as clean as possible, windows. (I don’t like shooting through windows but that’s the reality.)
©Dan O. De Ment 2015