Saturday, December 29, 2007

Sledding 2


Sledding 2, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

West Suburban Chicago Flickrers Meetup
Fabyan Forest Preserve
Geneva, Illinois
December 2007

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COPYRIGHT 2007 by Jim Frazier!!! All Rights Reserved. This image may NOT be used for any reason without consent. See Flickr profile for more information.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas from Kate and Jim

Batavia, Illinois
December 2007
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COPYRIGHT 2007 by Jim Frazier!!! All Rights Reserved. This image may NOT be used for any reason without consent. See Flickr profile for more information.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Kate Enjoys Her Iced Tea


Kate Enjoys Her Iced Tea, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

She's never too far from it.
November 2007
Sedona, Arizona
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Here's more from our trip journal
www.jimfrazier.com/trips/2007aznm.htm#Part11


COPYRIGHT 2007 by Jim Frazier!!! All Rights Reserved. This image may NOT be used for any reason without consent. See Flickr profile for more information.

Tlaquepaque


Tlaquepaque, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

How many shopping malls have beautiful chapels?
November 2007
Sedona, Arizona
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Here's more from our trip journal
www.jimfrazier.com/trips/2007aznm.htm#Part11


COPYRIGHT 2007 by Jim Frazier!!! All Rights Reserved. This image may NOT be used for any reason without consent. See Flickr profile for more information.

The Smart One


The Smart One, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

In the same way that Moe was the smart one.
Gunfight before the train departs for the Grand Canyon
Along Route 66
www.thetrain.com/
Williams, Arizona
November 2007
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Wikipedia link
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Canyon_Railway

Here's a link to part 7 of the journal of our vacation
www.jimfrazier.com/trips/2007aznm.htm#part7

COPYRIGHT 2007 by Jim Frazier!!! All Rights Reserved. This image may NOT be used for any reason without consent. See Flickr profile for more information.

Gunfight in Williams


Gunfight in Williams, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

This guy gets killed, several times.
Gunfight before the train departs for the Grand Canyon
Along Route 66
www.thetrain.com/
Williams, Arizona
November 2007
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Wikipedia link
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Canyon_Railway

Here's a link to part 7 of the journal of our vacation
www.jimfrazier.com/trips/2007aznm.htm#part7

COPYRIGHT 2007 by Jim Frazier!!! All Rights Reserved. This image may NOT be used for any reason without consent. See Flickr profile for more information.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Fall Comes to the Frazier Homestead


Batavia, Illinois
November 2007
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Copyright 2007 by Jim Frazier.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

More pictures used by someone


Golden Gate Bridge, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

I was just informed that this picture, and three more are being used by the EPA on their internal web site

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimfrazier/24555720/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimfrazier/173609815/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimfrazier/149591615/


This brings my total pictures used by someone to 63!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

St. Charles East vs. South Elgin (in red)

A friend asked me to take some pictures of her son playing football. This was my first serious attempt at photographing a sporting event and it was actually fun. Unfortunately her son didn't play, so there are no pictures of him, but I thought that a few of these were worthy of posting.
Streamwood, Illinois
October 2007
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Copyright 2007 by Jim Frazier. All Rights Reserved. This image may NOT be used for any reason without consent. See Flickr profile for more information.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Soldiers Memorial


Soldiers Memorial, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Stchuck and I were trying to photograph this statue on Tuesday night. I went past it on Thursday morning to see how it looked with early morning light - not too bad (the statue faces east). But the flag that we were trying to get in the background wasn't waving, so we'll have to keep trying. The sky was definitely blue, though.
Within the south historic district on the National Register of Historic Places
Kane County Courthouse
Geneva, Illinois
October 2007
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I went birding today


I went birding today, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Jon Duerr Forest Preserve
www.kaneforest.com/fp/jon_duerr.asp
South Elgin, Illinois
October 4, 2007
Day 273
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Ye Old Provincial House


Ye Old Provincial House, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

In the historic district on the National Register of Historic Places
At Third and James
Building erected in 1866
Geneva, Illinois
October 2007
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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Fall Tableau


Fall Tableau, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Geneva, Illinois
October 2007
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Monday, October 1, 2007

First Methodist Church of Batavia

Built in 1852, then used as a school from 1888 to 1976. It's now an office building.
On the National Register of Historic Places
Batavia, Illinois
September 2007
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Orange Sulphur


Orange Sulphur, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Along the Heritage Trail
Morton Arboretum
www.mortonarb.org/
Lisle, Illinois
September 2007
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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Fall Begins


Fall Begins, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Downers Grove, Illinois
September 2007
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The Old Man and the Pump


The Old Man and the Pump, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Day 269
Warrenville Grove Forest Preserve
Warrenville, Illinois
September 30, 2007
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Brewster Creek Marsh


Brewster Creek Marsh, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Pratt's Wayne Forest Preserve
Wayne, Illinois
September 2007
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Yellow!


Yellow!, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Pratt's Wayne Forest Preserve
Wayne, Illinois
September 2007
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Friday, September 21, 2007

Aster October Skies


Aster October Skies, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

At the Fall Festival at The Growing Place nursery
Aurora, Illinois
September 2007
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I can never be a spy if I can't even hide behind this column

Cantigny Park
Wheaton, Illinois
September 6, 2007
Day 245
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Vine and Trellis (BW)


Vine and Trellis (BW), originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

At the Fall Festival at The Growing Place nursery
Aurora, Illinois
September 2007
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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Milkweed Pod


Milkweed Pod, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Pratt's Wayne Forest Preserve
Wayne, Illinois
September 2007
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UP 4214


UP 4214, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Rochelle Railroad Park
Rochelle, Illinois
July 2007
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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Rebels Firing Cannon - ca. 1776

[This picture is already on this blog, but I've reposted it because Cantigny used it in their fall brochure...so I'm bragging.]

I visited a Revolutionary War reenactment this weekend at Cantigny in Wheaton, Illinois. I found myself there just in time for the first battle of the day. This crew was close enough and firing often enough that I could set up this picture.

Eventually they were in a position with a relatively clean background (no cars in a parking lot). And I had watched them enough that I could predict when to start firing (my camera). I set it to continuous mode and started shooting when the guy with the fuse went into firing position. After about three cannon shots, I got a picture with flame coming out of the barrel. Yes!

For the heck of it, I also used Paintshop Pro to age the picture. See the next photo in my photostream.
October 2005
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Monday, September 17, 2007

Reeves Way, North Braddock (BW)

My Dad grew up in Pittsburgh, and North Braddock is my Dad's old neighborhood. They flew me into Pittsburgh early on Sunday so I had some time to visit. This is a very run-down part of Pittsburgh. It was a poor when my Dad lived there and it's still poor. But when I told him that I was going to visit and take pictures, he was thrilled. The prints aren't much....just a few shots of streets and houses. But I expect it'll give my Dad a charge to see 'em.

Note the brick pavement.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
September 2007
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Railfan in Vestibule


Railfan in Vestibule, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

www8.cpr.ca/cms/English/General+Public/Steam+Train/defaul... www.261.com/
From Chicago Steam Engine Visit set.
Franklin Park, Illinois
September 2007
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Florida Gulf Coast Sunset


Florida Gulf Coast Sunset, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Driving to Sarasota from Fort Lauderdale
August 2007
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Prickly Pod


Prickly Pod, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Cantigny Park
Wheaton, Illinois
September 2007
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It was really humid


It was really humid, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

View from my room at the Courtyard Hotel
Orlando, Florida
August 2007
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Friday, September 7, 2007

CPR 2816 Westbound in Franklin Park, Illinois

www8.cpr.ca/cms/English/General+Public/Steam+Train/defaul... www.261.com/
From Chicago Steam Engine Visit set.
Franklin Park, Illinois
September 2007
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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Chippewa Spring Water


Chippewa Spring Water, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

It may be litter, but it was standing up and kinda purty.
From Chicago Steam Engine Visit set.
Sturtevant, Wisconsin
September 2007
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CPR 8625 Slowly Southbound


CPR 8625 Slowly Southbound, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

From Chicago Steam Engine Visit set.
Sturtevant, Wisconsin
September 2007
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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

American Mountain Ash


American Mountain Ash, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Sorbus americana
Morton Arboretum
Lisle, Illinois
August 2007
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BNSF 5501 leads five with CSX 5501 bring up the rear

From Chicago Steam Engine Visit set.
Franklin Park, Illinois
September 2007
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Sunday, September 2, 2007

CEFX 128 Southbound in Deerfield, Illinois

Having gotten disappointing photos of the steam engine yesterday (all of the shots I could take were with the locomotive coming OUT of the sun), I wanted to take some more shots on Sunday with better lighting. So I went up to the Metra station in Deerfield, Illinois. Thinking I had gotten there early, I strolled up to the platform planning to take some pictures of the historic station while waiting. But as I was chatting with another railfan, we looked north and saw the smoke coming from what could only be a steam engine. It was at least 30 minutes early. Luckily, I had enough time and thought to bring my camera on this scouting expedition. I'm much happier with this picture than yesterday's.
The Deerfield station is on the National Register of Historic Places
September 2007
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From Chicago Steam Engine Visit set.

Blogged to CoolTrainPix.com

Run-By


Run-By, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Kate and I took a train to Sturtevant, Wisconsin behind CPR 2816 steam engine.
www8.cpr.ca/cms/English/General+Public/Steam+Train/defaul... www.261.com/
Sturtevant, Wisconsin
September 2007
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Haunted Birdhouse


Haunted Birdhouse, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Kate and I took a train to Sturtevant, Wisconsin behind CPR 2816 steam engine.
Sturtevant, Wisconsin
September 2007
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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Ma and Pa Watch Trains


Ma and Pa Watch Trains, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

UP 4214
Rochelle Railroad Park
Rochelle, Illinois
July 2007
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Friday, August 24, 2007

Flickr by Candelight


Flickr by Candelight, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Severe thunderstorms tore through the western suburbs of Chicago this afternoon. So there's no power. I'm connecting using my trusty Sprint Broadband card instead of the DSL line.

On top of that, a tree fell on our roof, punching a couple of holes which unfortunately are leaking - it rained, ya know.. So it looks like we'll get to use our house insurance that we've paid for all these years.

Makes a cool picture, though. ;-)

Check out the whole set of pictures

Tree on Roof


Tree on Roof, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

There are three skylights - it broke two and we can't tell yet if it punched a hole in the roof. The tree guys are here and we'll know in a little while. These guys are great by the way. They responded right away and we were first on their list this morning.
www.thecareoftrees.com/ David Bruckner is our rep (a little plug for 'em).

See the whole set of pictures

August 23rd Storm Damage
Batavia, Illinois
August 2007
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Sunday, August 19, 2007

The Tribune Tower


The Tribune Tower, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Chicago, Illinois
August 2007
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribune_Tower
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MBTA 1133 in Rockport


MBTA 1133 in Rockport, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

What do you think gets thrown at locomotives in Boston that they have to put this grill over the windshield?
Newburyport/Rockport Line
Rockport, Massachusetts
July 2007
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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Michigan Avenue Bridge


Michigan Avenue Bridge, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Chicago, Illinois
August 2007
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Oriental Poppy


Oriental Poppy, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Papaver orientale
Not sure about the ID - there were two types of poppies in this section and only one label.
Cantigny
Wheaton, Illinois
May 2007
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Just a little rust


Just a little rust, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Jerry, aka ghb624, gave me a short tour of Huntsville, Alabama since I was in town doing a seminar.
August 2007
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Centered Window


Centered Window, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

This was in an outbuilding of the Howard Weeden Home. It didn't appear to be as old as the main house.

Jerry, aka ghb624, gave me a short tour of Huntsville, Alabama since I was in town doing a seminar.
August 2007
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Railway Express Agency


Railway Express Agency, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Huntsville Depot and Museum

Jerry, aka ghb624, gave me a short tour of Huntsville, Alabama since I was in town doing a seminar.
August 2007
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Friday, August 10, 2007

Orange Rope


Orange Rope, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Rockport, Massachusetts
July 2007
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Traffic Light Peppers


Traffic Light Peppers, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Batavia, Illinois
May 2007
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