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Muted Welcome to Pennsylvania

On the interstate highways, Pennsylvania welcomes visitors with large signs that seek to brand the state with whatever image campaign is in vogue.

When I lived in Pennsylvania, the theme was “America starts here.” The current signs sport the slogan “State of Independence.” 99 more words


Sunset on a Wisconsin Farm

Wisconsin bills itself as the dairy state or America’s dairy land. A lot of milk that those cows produce winds up being made into cheese. 57 more words

Sunset Colors

Windfarm at Sunset

I was en route by train from Chicago to Seattle on Day 2 of my trip. It has been a most rewarding day of watching the landscape turn as we rolled through North Dakota and Montana. 93 more words


Sunrise at Bort Road

I’ve always enjoyed watching and photographing railroad operations, yet there are times when some of the best images to be made of a railroad do not involve a train. 130 more words

Railroad Tracks

Feeling at Home on the Farm

I had just gotten up in motel room in Rochelle, Illinois, when I drew back the curtains from the window and was intrigued by the early morning sunlight playing off a nearby farm. 180 more words


Endless Road

When I was a kid growing up in east central Illinois, I used to imagine that the many country roads that we sometimes traveled extended for very long distances. 143 more words


The old man and the sea

I walk by the sea,

I live by the sea,

the sea is my own,

the sea is my home.