Camellia's Miscellaneous Posts

(Part 1) Route 66 is the most famous road in America. Generations of travelers have romanticized this highway as a symbol of unlimited mobility and freedom of…

(Part 2) Two American icons intersect in the heart of the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area: Abraham Lincoln and America’s mother road Route 66. Traversing…

(Part 3) Route 66, stripped of its signs and removed from highway maps, appeared destined to become a forgotten footnote in history. Almost 2,500 miles of…

You look out the window and see a sight that just calls for the camera to come out. Out it comes. You take the shot. Later you think, OK I can play with this a…

I have spent, literally, the last few days watching these guys. I first noticed them last week when one of them was running around our front door step. At first…

Since one of my favorite pass times is taking candid photographs, I found the events scheduled for Rochester's 150th birthday a perfect opportunity to practice…

Last weekend, as the town of Rochester commemorated its sesquicentennial, 150 years since it was incorporated, birthday, The Old Stone House was opened for…

A while back Peter had done a double exposure of his daughter. I was intrigued by the process and wanted to try it as well, but just could not find anything…

Taking long exposure of lights is one of the fun ways to take photographs, and what better place to take these types of photos but at Midway. Midway is the…

If you missed part 1 of this post, you can find it here. The sights and sounds of a State fair. Alright, I know you can't hear the sounds, but you can pretend…

Yes! It's that time of the year!! The time to eat junk food, ride some rides, people watch and take tons of photographs. The Illinois State Fair takes place…

Another day, another hour Until I walk past a lonely flower I stare at it’s beauty and it’s grace That’s when I realize that I slowed my pace. The flower enjoys…

This is by far my most favorite recipe when it comes to flank steak. As most of you know flank steak is not a very tender cut of beef but with some pounding and…

This little guy has realized that the birds are quite messy when they are at the feeder, therefor, cleaning up the area right underneath the feeder is the best…

Today's lesson in nature has to do with Mr. Ribbit. This young fellow and his mates have been hanging around our yard for the last few nights. Last night I…

So Mr Bjorn Roose wanted me to prove to him that, yesterday, after playing around with the macro lens and the beautiful White-Mark Tussock, I did indeed get…

A couple of days ago I noticed a robin sitting in the nest that is hanging off of our rain spout. You know the same nest that I wrote about in this post.…
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