Tag: sunset

Just About Harvest Time

Just About Harvest Time
It’s just about harvest time in the corn and bean fields a little west of me. The sun lowers in the southern sky and the days get shorter. Harvest time comes quickly and sometimes dramatically when this starts to happen near the end of August. We suddenly go from the dark, lush greens of summer... Read more »

The Barn

The Barn
Three years ago I came across The Barn. Nine miles due west of where I live. On the edge of a farm field. On a ridge off a road that see’s virtually no traffic. Was out there once for an hour and a half and not a single car drove down the road. Across the... Read more »

To the West of Me

To the West of Me
To the west of me, just a few miles, the cornfield subdivisions abruptly end. A little further west and based on the look of the farm houses I pass, nothing has changed for well over 100 years. For the most part.
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Why I Quit Fishing

Why I Quit Fishing
There are a few reasons why I quit fishing, but the main reason is pictured above. My favorite time of the day to go out fishing was always the last three hours of the day. Sunsets seem to last longer. Now I still go out for the last three hours of the day, but with... Read more »

My own version of Injun Summer

This post first went up on November 14, 2010 and was called I went for a walk along the Fox River on Sunday… It’s that time of year again and I thought I might make this post my own tradition, put it up every year about now. Let it serve as a warning to others... Read more »

The Fall Colors are Changing Fast

Down Yorkville way, much faster than I thought they would. Every day there’s more yellow, more orange, more red and considerably less green. If this coming weekend isn’t the peak of the fall colors, it will be close enough. Wait another week and you could miss it. My last two posts were all about different... Read more »
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More Things to do, Places to go

With the coming of the fall season, my last post was about Things to do, Places to go that are close to the Chicago area. This one branches out further, but there are still more things to do and places to go in the northern third of Illinois. If you live in or near Chicago,... Read more »

A Walk in the Park a Source of Revenue for the IDNR – Repost

This is the third time I’m referencing this post. The first time I put it up was August of 2011. I normally wouldn’t do this, but over the weekend I came across a couple of blurbs in different outdoor magazines. Each one mentioned the elimination of site superintendents and the closing of some of Illinois’... Read more »

It Smells.....Wonderful

Unless you’re standing talking to him, standing directly in front of him while he talks, you’ll never really know how wonderful this thing Bob Long, Jr. speaks of, smells. His voice will swoon slightly. His head will tilt a bit to the right. His hands will float up slightly as if filled with helium. And... Read more »
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It's not too late to get out and enjoy this weather

Canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking or just taking a stroll. Perfect weekend for all of those. The fall colors are shaping up beautifully. Plenty of info on here, just start following the links. Then get out and enjoy. Start Here