Tuesday, July 31, 2007

These were all over the place


These were all over the place, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

St. Ignace, Michigan
July 2007
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North of Menominee, Michigan


North of Menominee, Michigan, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Every once in a while, ya pass a barn that makes you skid to a halt, frighten your wife, make an illegal U turn, and haul out the camera.
July 2007
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American Airlines


American Airlines, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Bradley International Airport
www.bradleyairport.com/home/
Cromwell, Connecticut
July 2007
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Marsh and Grass


Marsh and Grass, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Brittlebank Park along the Ashley River
Charleston, South Carolina
July 2007
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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Liatris spicata


Liatris spicata, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Visitor Center - Morton Arboretum
www.mortonarb.org
Lisle, Illinois
July 2007
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Old Tree in the Forest


Old Tree in the Forest, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Morton Arboretum
www.mortonarb.org
Lisle, Illinois
July 2007
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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

American Mountain Ash


American Mountain Ash, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Sorbus americana
Appalachia Collection - Morton Arboretum
www.mortonarb.org
Lisle, Illinois
July 2007
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Monday, July 23, 2007

Rooftop Object


Rooftop Object, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

No clue (although I'm guessing a drain)
Homewood Suites
Columbia, South Carolina
July 2007
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Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low 1860 - 1927

Founder of the Girl Scouts of North America
In 1953, Girl Scouts of the USA purchased and restored Juliette Low's childhood home in Savannah. It became known as the Juliette Gordon Low Girl Scout National Center, and is often referred to in Scouting as the Birthplace. In 1965, the house was designated a registered National Historic Landmark. wikipedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juliette_Gordon_Low
Savannah, Georgia
July 2007
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Gotta get me one of these


Gotta get me one of these, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Kate and I went to the Lt. Dan Band benefit concert for Operation Support Our Troops - IL (OSOT-IL)

International MaxxPro mine-resistant ambush-protected MRAP. They had one of these on display. 1200 are being sent to Iraq and Afghanistan. These vehicles "feature special armoring and an innovative V-shaped hull design to protect our soldiers and Marines overseas from the detonation of mines and roadside bombs."

Cantigny
Wheaton, Illinois
July 2007

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_MaxxPro
www.ltdanband.com/
www.osotil.org/mainpage.html
www.cantigny.org/

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It was pretty late


It was pretty late, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Kate and I decided, for the hell of it, to go to Borders and get her copy of the latest Harry Potter. It was truly a waste of time. But the people-watching was moderately interesting.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Classic Pontiac


Classic Pontiac, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

I love this car
www.downtowndg.org/Downloads/2007%20car%20show%20poster.pdf
Downers Grove, Illinois
June 2007
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Two Big Trees and A Small One


Two Big Trees and A Small One, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

In the Appalachia Collection
Morton Arboretum
www.mortonarb.org/
Lisle, Illinois
July 2007
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The Challenge Company in Batavia, Illinois

Challenge Wind Mills were instrumental in the settling of the West, for they provided farmers with a way to pump water from under the ground. The slowly disintegrating dam, was built in to provide power for the 19th century plant. During WWII, the factory was used to make war materials After the war, the factory attempted to return to peace time production, but closed in 1946. Portions of the factory are still being used for a variety of small businesses.
Along The Fox River
June 2007
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Yellow Pepper


Yellow Pepper, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Batavia, Illinois
May 2007
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Saturday, July 7, 2007

Purple Prairie Clover


Purple Prairie Clover, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Petalostemum purpureum or Dalea purpurea
Shot from above and posterized
Kate's Garden
Batavia, Illinois
June 2007
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Spirea


Spirea, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Spiraea corymbosa
In the Appalachia Collection
Morton Arboretum
www.mortonarb.org/
Lisle, Illinois
July 2007
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Cadillac Tail Light


Cadillac Tail Light, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Cruise Night / Classic Car Show
www.downtowndg.org/Downloads/2007%20car%20show%20poster.pdf
Downers Grove, Illinois
June 2007
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Red Corvette


Red Corvette, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Cruise Night / Classic Car Show
www.downtowndg.org/Downloads/2007%20car%20show%20poster.pdf
Downers Grove, Illinois
June 2007
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Thursday, July 5, 2007

Purple Prairie Clover


Purple Prairie Clover, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Petalostemum purpureum or Dalea purpurea
Well, the new equipment works! I got sent to Florida last week to cover for another speaker, and since this was unbudgeted revenue, I decided to reward myself. So I bought a second, used D70 and a real 1:1 macro lens (Tamron 90mm). Both work pretty dang well, particularly the macro.
Kate's Garden
Batavia, Illinois
June 2007
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Dandelion


Dandelion, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Pratt's Wayne Forest Preserve
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dandelion
Wayne, Illinois
May 2007
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So, you may have fireworks shots, but who's got a squiggly lines fireworks shot?

I was too lazy to bring a tripod to a Fourth of July show, so I thought I'd experiment.
It's wallpaper - view bigger!
Batavia, Illinois
July 4, 2007
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Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy 4 / 7 !!!


Happy 4 / 7 !!!, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Cruise Night / Classic Car Show
www.downtowndg.org/Downloads/2007%20car%20show%20poster.pdf
Downers Grove, Illinois
June 2007
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Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Daylilly


Daylilly, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Kate's Garden
Batavia, Illinois
June 2007
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Bandit wanders just how much he'd be in trouble if he just took one tiny bite out of that guy with the camera.

Cruise Night / Classic Car Show
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalmatian
Downers Grove, Illinois
June 2007
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Trees Along the Prairie Path


Trees Along the Prairie Path, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Pratt's Wayne Forest Preserve
Wayne, Illinois
May 2007
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Keokuk-Hamilton Bridge


Keokuk-Hamilton Bridge, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

The Keokuk-Hamilton bridge is a concrete girder, 4-lane bridge from Keokuk, Iowa to Hamilton, Illinois. It carries U.S. Route 136 across the Mississippi River. The Keokuk-Hamilton Bridge was built in 1985, taking over automobile traffic from the Keokuk Rail Bridge (though the latter bridge still carries rail traffic). During the Great Flood of 1993, the rising Mississippi temporarily made the Keokuk-Hamilton Bridge inaccessible from the Illinois side of the river; later, gravel was layered over the threatened section of U.S. 136 to raise its level and keep the road and bridge accessible for the remaining flood period. From Wikipedia

The other bridge to the north is the Keokuk Rail Bridge which carried a highway on the upper deck…this bridge replaced the highway portion. It is still used for rail traffic.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keokuk-Hamilton_Bridge

Keokuk, Iowa
April 2007
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Monday, July 2, 2007

Galesburg BNSF Yard


Galesburg BNSF Yard, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Looking north from the County Road 10 bridge
Galesburg, Illinois
June 2007
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The New Bridge Appears


The New Bridge Appears, originally uploaded by jimfrazier.

Wilson Street Bridge (William J. Donovan Bridge) construction project
Batavia, Illinois
June 2007
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