Tag Archives: Wild Flowers

Our Blooming Back Yard

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I took this image of our, blooming back yard, yesterday afternoon. Kindly enlarge to see the Daffodils is their glory.  Interestinly enoigh, the Flowering Crab’s Red Flowers started to open after this shot was taken.  I’ll load them later.


©Dan O. De Ment

Wild Flowers along the Track


These Wild Flowers appear to be Blue Bells but they do not have the obvious Blue Bell shape.  Perhaps one of you will know?  My wife and I were walking our neighborhood walking/bicycle track when we came upon them.

Dan O. De Ment

This is what Summer looks like in the Backyard


Well, I found this image in my archive…it won’t win the National Geographic Image of the Year Award, I know.  All photography isn’t about being perfect … some is just fun!

Clubhouse at Forest Park Nature Center

IMG_1337-1For years residents of Center Illinois, and in particular, Peoria Heights where the Center is located, have enjoyed quiet walks and all the wildlife that have found the Nature Center home.  My wife and I live, as the crow flies, about one mile dead west from the Nature Center.  Two of the major animal and bird families located at the Center are Turkeys and Deer.

Today my neighbor said, his neighbor one home up the street was amazed to look into his back yard and see wild turkeys.  Some on the ground and a least one on the roof of their outdoor storage shed.  We’ve all had deer roam through our yards but never turkeys until now…as far as I know.

Dan O. De Ment

Early Spring 2011

IMG_0673In case you’ve forgotten…this is what Spring looks like in the Midwest…Central Illinois in particular…IT’S JUST AROUND THE CORNER…I’ll attempt to take this picture again in April 2013…the location is just three homes North of ours.

Dan O. De Ment

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