Thursday, July 22, 2010

The 22nd of the month

Contrast these two pictures taken from the same location. The first was taken on February 22nd and the second on July 22nd.

Monday, June 28, 2010



This is a photo of Sam, my Papillon. This was taken on a Sunday afternoon in early May. On May 24th, we had to put him to sleep because of a respiratory problem that he suffered from for over a year. It was a gut-wrenching decision to make, but one I can live with knowing how each day was difficult for him. I’m just glad I took this last picture of him.

Goodbye old friend…

Monday, February 22, 2010

February snow

A relatively mild snowstorm hit the Chicago area Sunday evening. Elgin received about 3-4 inches of wet, heavy snow. This photo was taken looking south at the treeline.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Frankenstein grave in winter

I was at the cemetery this morning clearing snow after our big snowfall a couple of days ago. I went around and took some photos including this photo of the Frankenstein grave in the north section.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Storm clouds on Highway 26

Photo I took of storm clouds during the summer of 2008 driving east along Nebraska Highway 26 near Castle Rock and Chimney Rock.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Jonas Paradise

I have been a volunteer at Jewish Graceland Cemetery for almost two years. I help with the cemetery maintenance—mainly cutting grass. I always try to take note of the tombstones and usually catch myself looking at the names and the ages of when they passed away. Today I was working on a section that I had not worked on before and found this tombstone. I was struck by the name on it.

Friday, August 21, 2009


A photo of our little dog, Wrigley, who was watching me as I took pictures of our garden. This is a rare pose as he was keeping still as I snapped the picture!