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Sunday, June 30, 2013

There are Moments, and They are Grand

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There is that sudden knowledge, that moment, when you know that storm you have been watching approach has arrived. The line between bright sunshine and darkness like night becomes thread thin. And it is grand.

There is that sudden moment when you know it's getting closer. You can see it coming, you can feel it coming, you can smell it coming.
And it is grand.

There is that sudden moment when you realize that all the small scout clouds and rain shafts that surround you are coming together  and will soon merge into one giant stretch of rolling thunderstorm.
And it is grand. 

There are moments in the hills and open grasslands of the Illinois prairies, when Mother Nature flexes her muscles and reminds us she is still charge.
And they are grand!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Summer is Almost Here

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Summer is just around the corner.  This year Summer Solstice falls on Friday June 21 at 5:04 Universal time, which is 1:04 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time and 12:04 A.M. Central Daylight Time.

It's worth noting that this year solstice for my western friends will actually occur  Thursday, June 20 for places in North America west of the Central Time Zone, occurring at 11:04 P.M Mountain Daylight Time and 10:04 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time. 
The timing of the solstice depends on when the Sun reaches its farthest point north of the equator. 

Some of my favorite summer scenes.

Wading and tossing a line

Afternoon tower clouds

Sitting lake side as the sun sets

Baby Bunnies!!!!

Gorgeous huge moons that beg to be photographed

Coyotes roaming in daylight hours as they search for food for their pups

fawns on spindly and spidery legs


Bowfishing fun!

Summer Mushrooms!

What are you favorite outdoor summer activities? Inquiring minds want to know!