Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Hangin' out with ma tank


Hangin' out with ma tank, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

This is my runnin' around tank. I generally only use my M-60 main battle tank for road trips…this is for errands, runnin' to the store and suchlike. Great mileage - gets 100 miles per fill-up. Ya just cannot beat that in a classic heavily armored vehicle!
Day 150
M5 - General Stuart Light Tank
Cantigny
Wheaton, Illinois
May 30, 2007
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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Peony


Peony, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Kate's Garden
Batavia, Illinois
May 2007
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Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day - Elburn Illinois


Memorial Day - Elburn Illinois, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

We went to the ceremony at Blackberry Cemetery in May of 2007
Memorial Day in Elburn, Illinois

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Waiting for Summer


Waiting for Summer, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

At the Pointes North Hotel
Grand Traverse Bay
Traverse City, Michigan
May 2007
http://www.pointesnorth.com/
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Birches


Birches, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Traverse City, Michigan
May 2007
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Forest


Forest, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Near Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
May 2007
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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Grave of Maximilian Schneiderhahn

Max was a liturgical artist and sculptor in St. Louis and fittingly has a copper/bronze bas relief (done by himself - his signature is on it) on his tombstone.
St. Louis, Missouri
Part of the The Schneiderhahn Project
April 2007
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Saturday, May 19, 2007

"On the cover of the Rolling St..." I mean "Wall Street Journal"

Actually, the inside cover - "Pursuits" section, and I got paid!
Thanks to Michelle, who "discovered" my shots.
The picture is just below this one.
May 19, 2007
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CSX 616 and 5014 Northbound Through Folkston

from the archives
This is the picture used on the inside cover "Pursuits" section of the 5/19/07 edition of the Wall Street Journal.
Folkston Georgia
August 2006
Interestingly, they chose a photo that I hadn't originally posted, so I post it now. And I've tried to edit it to look kind sorta like what they did. It's interesting to edit your own picture to try to match what someone else has done. Very educational.
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Foggy Picnic Area


Foggy Picnic Area, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

From the DuPage Birding Club sponsored 3 day birding field trip to Crane Creek State Park / McGee Marsh in northwest Ohio this week. This area is a spectacular birding hotspot. Crane Creek State Park / McGee Marsh in between Port Clinton and Toledo, Ohio
May 2007
www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/parks/cranecrk.htm
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Bay-breasted Warbler


Bay-breasted Warbler, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

From the DuPage Birding Club sponsored 3 day birding field trip to Crane Creek State Park / McGee Marsh in northwest Ohio this week. This area is a spectacular birding hotspot. Crane Creek State Park / McGee Marsh in between Port Clinton and Toledo, Ohio
May 2007
www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/parks/cranecrk.htm
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"This Trail Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us"

Two birding groups met and they were both taking up the whole path. They were from Cleveland. We were from Chicago. It got ugly.
From the DuPage Birding Club sponsored 3 day birding field trip to Crane Creek State Park / McGee Marsh area in northwest Ohio this week. This area is a spectacular birding hotspot.
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge
www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=31540
Between Port Clinton and Toledo, Ohio
May 2007
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Wet Leaves and Tree


Wet Leaves and Tree, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

From the DuPage Birding Club sponsored 3 day birding field trip to Crane Creek State Park / McGee Marsh in northwest Ohio this week. This area is a spectacular birding hotspot. Crane Creek State Park / McGee Marsh in between Port Clinton and Toledo, Ohio
May 2007
www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/parks/cranecrk.htm
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Birders in Paradise


Birders in Paradise, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

From the DuPage Birding Club sponsored 3 day birding field trip to Crane Creek State Park / McGee Marsh in northwest Ohio this week. This area is a spectacular birding hotspot. Crane Creek State Park / McGee Marsh in between Port Clinton and Toledo, Ohio
May 2007
www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/parks/cranecrk.htm
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Killdeer Guarding Her Nest


Killdeer Guarding Her Nest, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Killdeers are notorious for badly planned nest placement. They'll lay their eggs in scrapes in parking lots and, in this case, by the sidewalk to the visitor center at McGee Marsh. Killdeers attempt to distract predators away from the eggs using the classic "broken wing" display. We were all expecting her to go into the display, but she probably had done it so often, because of all of the people walking by, that she had just given up. But she was alert.
From the DuPage Birding Club sponsored 3 day birding field trip to Crane Creek State Park / McGee Marsh in northwest Ohio this week. This area is a spectacular birding hotspot. Crane Creek State Park / McGee Marsh in between Port Clinton and Toledo, Ohio
May 2007
www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/parks/cranecrk.htm
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Broken Branch - Wet


Broken Branch - Wet, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

From the DuPage Birding Club sponsored 3 day birding field trip to Crane Creek State Park / McGee Marsh in northwest Ohio this week. This area is a spectacular birding hotspot. Crane Creek State Park / McGee Marsh in between Port Clinton and Toledo, Ohio
May 2007
www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/parks/cranecrk.htm
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Poison Ivy - Backlit


Poison Ivy - Backlit, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

From the DuPage Birding Club sponsored 3 day birding field trip to Crane Creek State Park / McGee Marsh area in northwest Ohio this week. This area is a spectacular birding hotspot. Between Port Clinton and Toledo, Ohio
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge
May 2007
www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=31540

www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/parks/cranecrk.htm
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Foggy Boardwalk


Foggy Boardwalk, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

From the DuPage Birding Club sponsored 3 day birding field trip to Crane Creek State Park / McGee Marsh in northwest Ohio this week. This area is a spectacular birding hotspot. Crane Creek State Park / McGee Marsh in between Port Clinton and Toledo, Ohio
May 2007
www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/parks/cranecrk.htm
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In a Fog


In a Fog, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

It was foggy in the morning when we arrived.
From the DuPage Birding Club sponsored 3 day birding field trip to Crane Creek State Park / McGee Marsh in northwest Ohio this week. This area is a spectacular birding hotspot. Crane Creek State Park / McGee Marsh in between Port Clinton and Toledo, Ohio
www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/parks/cranecrk.htm
May 10, 2007
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Walkin' at the Arboretum


Walkin' at the Arboretum, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Birding, hiking, photographing, flowering, naturing...
Near Parking 7
Morton Arboretum
Lisle, Illinois
May 7, 2007
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Prairie Path


Prairie Path, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Pratt's Wayne Forest Preserve
Along the Prairie Path - westbound
Wayne, Illinois
May 2007
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Sunday, May 6, 2007

Blackhawks Land in Hot LZ in Batavia!

Batavia's Loyalty Day Parade is today and we were driving through the marshalling area when the troops arrived. Always have your camera with you!
May 2007
Batavia, Illinois
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Saturday, May 5, 2007

The Annual Spring Bird Count


The Annual Spring Bird Count, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Hiking through the Big Woods at Fermilab, lookin' for migrating birds.
Batavia, Illinois
May 2007
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The Big Woods


The Big Woods, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Fermilab
Batavia, Illinois
May 2007
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Wilson Hall


Wilson Hall, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Gratuitous atrium shot
Fermilab
Batavia, Illinois
May 2007
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Calvary Cemetary


Calvary Cemetary, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Near the main entrance and not too far from the grave of Maximilian Schneiderhahn.
Part of the The Schneiderhahn Project
St. Louis, Missouri
April 2007
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The Southwest Chief


The Southwest Chief, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Amtrak Engine 48, Train Number 3 approaching the Mississippi River. As I was approaching the Santa Fe Swing Bridge to cross the Mississippi River to Fort Madison, Iowa, I spotted this train doing the same thing. I quickly snapped off a couple of pictures then crossed the double-decked bridge AT THE SAME TIME as this train. Which I think is pretty cool. But nobody else who I've told this story seems to think so. ;-)
Here's the Fort Madison Bridge that we both crossed. www.flickr.com/photos/jimfrazier/474442453/
Niota, Illinois
April 2007
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Barn


Barn, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

West of Rochelle, Illinois
April 2007
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Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Bulb Meadow


Bulb Meadow, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Near Parking 15
Morton Arboretum
Lisle, Illinois
April 2007
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The Last Supper


The Last Supper, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

by Maximilian Schneiderhahn
During our research, we discovered, on this church's Web site, that they had a sculpture by Maximilian Schneiderhahn. I drove down today and took some pictures. This piece is installed in the altar but is covered all year EXCEPT for Holy Thursday.
See its setting at St. Mary Catholic Church here
www.flickr.com/photos/jimfrazier/482160447/
www.carlylecatholicchurch.com/
Carlyle, Illinois
May 2007
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Thanks to Tina at St. Mary's for access today.

Interior of St. Mary Catholic Church

see the sculpture by Maximilian Schneiderhahn in the altar
www.flickr.com/photos/jimfrazier/482160451/
Part of the The Schneiderhahn Project
www.carlylecatholicchurch.com/
Carlyle, Illinois
May 2007
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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

The Old Rusty Cadillac West of Rochelle, Illinois

Flickr Meetup and Road Trip
Along the Lincoln Highway
April 2007
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Pope St. Pius V Church


Pope St. Pius V Church, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

We were here to photograph the statue of St. Ann and found the church dark and couldn't find the light switch. But with the light coming from the windows, and a 30 second exposure, the picture came out pretty well.

Part of the The Schneiderhahn Project

www.stpiusv.org/

St. Louis, Missouri
April 2007
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8th Regiment Illinois Cavalry


8th Regiment Illinois Cavalry, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Langum Park
Camp Kane
www.8thillinoiscavalry.com
St. Charles, Illinois
April 2007
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