Early June Nature Photos: Clovers, Butterflies, and More

Here are some more photos. As you know, I love nature shots. So I was outside snapping these a few hours ago. Today I’ve gone to Mass, gone biking, gone shopping for jeans, and more. But I do have to say I like spending time in the great outdoors, even when it’s beastly hot and humid like it was today. This white variety of clover … Continue reading Early June Nature Photos: Clovers, Butterflies, and More

Local Street Art in Quincy, Illinois

I’ve been here and there across the U.S. And one of the things I love about people, cities, and all places for that matter is the unique types of art and culture they host. Rome showed off the splendor of its centuries-old architecture as well as its interior dining decor and even some of the graffiti. (The graffiti here in the states looks the same, … Continue reading Local Street Art in Quincy, Illinois

Bells on Fishing Poles on Mother’s Day

Last Sunday was Mother’s Day. My aunt, uncle, cousins, immediate family, and I went camping that weekend as we also were celebrating two of my cousins’ birthdays. Friday evening and much of Saturday was just damp and rainy and not very fun. Half the food was cooking the way we had planned. The bathroom situation was…interesting to say the least. But we had each other, … Continue reading Bells on Fishing Poles on Mother’s Day

3 Artistic Versions of the Winter Tangerine

Over a week ago, I went outside with a little tangerine. Its soft, peelable shell was a vibrant orange and ever so slightly bumpy. Snow covered the ground. It was late morning, and the sun was shining brightly. The natural lighting was practically perfect! The snow was starting to melt, but it was rather cold nonetheless. The tangerine was to be my subject. I was the … Continue reading 3 Artistic Versions of the Winter Tangerine

The 811 at Atchison, Kansas

This past weekend was a long weekend. It began on Wednesday afternoon after my brother and I had finished our classes at the community college. After picking up my two girl cousins we headed out on a seven-hour drive to Atchison, Kansas. We spent the next two days visiting Benedictine College and just seeing what there was to see in Atchison itself. This visit was primarily … Continue reading The 811 at Atchison, Kansas

The Art of Rome

One of the personally likable aspects of the streets and restaurants of the Eternal City is the art that they frequently host. There are so many different forms, styles, and creative techniques. The statues, the occasional flower displays, the painters working on the street, the graffiti, and the framed artwork adorning the interiors of the cafes are just a few of the prime examples of … Continue reading The Art of Rome