Monday, October 12, 2020

The Fountain on High

At the top of the hour, the fountain goes to full power.  Actually, per my phone, it happens about 1 minute past the top of the hour.

This is shot north from the Keyhole Garden.

Cantigny Park
Wheaton, Illinois - from about 41.853752, -88.154830

October 2, 2020

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And now, for Jim Frazier's 2020 Mmmmmmmuuuuuuuummmmmmmsssssss shot

Platt Hill Nursery
Carpentersville, Illinois 42.127678, -88.336952

October 7, 2020

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Another Shot of the Mansion

Cantigny Park
Wheaton, Illinois 41.856290, -88.153760
October 3, 2020
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Thursday, October 1, 2020

At the Stumpery


Or, as they like to call it, the Logarium
Cantigny Park
Wheaton, Illinois 41.853607, -88.154007

August 12, 2020

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Friday, September 25, 2020

Sunken Dodge

 

The tires aren't flat, they're buried.   Seems like an impractical way of lowering the chassis.

Dayton, Illinois

August 26, 2020

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Winter is Coming


 Happy Autumnal Equinox to all my paganish friends.

Pratt's Wayne Woods Forest Preserve
Wayne, Illinois

December 24, 2006

 

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Ottawa Rail Bridge

Illinois River
Ottawa, Illinois 41.340841, -88.846824  

August 26, 2020

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Magnolias with Orange Chair (redux)

Fountain area from the Visitor Center (before Phase 2)

Cantigny Park
Wheaton, Illinois 41.854508, -88.154922

April 20, 2019

Last year, I posted this in black and white because I was bothered by the orange chair.  Monochrome does a wonderful job of helping with some distracting elements.

However, when I was preparing for my recent webinar, I found this picture and thought, "gee, the orange chair isn't THAT bad."  And I do like the picture in color.  So here you are.

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Cosmos


 Lower Display Garden
Cantigny Park
Wheation, Illinois 41.855390, -88.154701

April 24, 2020

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Monday, September 14, 2020

The Body of Nilla Vanilla Wafers


One of the few things that I have left from my folks is my Mom's silver candy dish (I called it a chalice).  And I'm not sure it's silver - plated, or just stainless steel.  Anyway, it has pride of place in my lair.

One of the reasons that I keep it is for this particular childhood memory.  Enjoy the sharing.

I grew up Catholic.  And like any good Catholic mom, mine probably dreamed of me being a priest.  She made me a vestment out of an old bath towel (basically a terrycloth poncho) and let me use this chalice as a...well...chalice.  So in went the Nilla Vanilla wafers and I said "Mass".  It was easier back then since the Mass was in Latin and I just mumbled a few unintelligible words, lifted up the chalice and that was that.

However, I'll always regret drafting the kids who lived next door into receiving "communion." For they were, after all, Baptists.  I think they humored me for the Nilla Vanilla wafers.

Which makes me think that the Pope should just change to Nilla Wafers.  And milk instead of wine.  I'll shoot him an email in the morning.  

World Famous Frazier Studio
Elgin, Illinois

September 12, 2020

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