Camellia's Miscellaneous Posts

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.…

It has rained so much in our area that the field behind our house now has become a regular pond. The shimmering standing water occasional makes the area look…

Today is supposed to be national nature photography day. After all it is June 15th , a nice summer day. So proclaiming today a nature photography day makes a…

Last week DSI set up an event called The 19th Upper Story Tour. Before going into describing the event let me give you some information about DSI. Downtown…

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum opened on April 19, 2005. The 40,000 square feet building contains life-size dioramas of Lincoln's boyhood home, areas…

The annual Fat Ass 5K & Street Party for Charity came up and this time I chose to participate by taking my camera along and actually watching the people. I bet…

We are at the Fat Ass 5K & Street Party for Charity and the most exciting happening is.... "Free hot dogs! Free hot dogs! Reach out and catch them!!!" Hot dogs…

I actually feel sad today. Somehow I was not expecting all this. I knew my new neighbors would soon be fleeing the coop but was not expecting it to be in such a…

So far I am 13 days into admiring our new neighbors ( link to first part of this saga). I started this voyeurism on April 23rd, although I am not sure when the…

A couple of weeks ago my husband came home and said: “Camellia, we have new neighbors. You must get your camera and shoot them.” Hold on before you start…
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