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Winter Depression....Just Deal with it!

The title is a note to myself, not to those others who are suffering from SAD.  It makes one third of the year horrible, so I have tried many techniques through my art to …just deal with it! 93 more words

A Different View

Photograph of Sycamore seedhead taken December 2016, local woodland margin, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D7200, with Sigma 105mm macro lens.

Nature Photography

Leaf Series Images & More Holiday Sales

I’ve completed two more vector art pieces. These are close-up studies of autumn leaves:

You can choose framed or unframed prints,  or get the images on a variety of other items, such a coffee mugs: 73 more words


Jewelry Box #3: Finishing touches

To finish things up with the jewelry box, I fitted the hinges and put my maker’s mark on the base so that I could apply the finish to the outside of the box. 192 more words


A Tree, a Tax Collector, and a View of God

“How high does the sycamore grow?
If you cut it down then you’ll never know.”
Stephen Schwartz, “Colors of the Wind

Back before Rotten Tomatoes was a wireless ubiquity, …

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There is a certain satisfaction which comes from recognizing a bit of nature as it changes throughout the year... it becomes like greeting an old friend.

My family started going on walks this fall, and with a kiddo, that takes a lot more work then “stroll in the park” makes it sound like. 228 more words


DeKalb man sentenced to 63 years for child sexual assault

SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois man convicted of sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl has been sentenced to 63 years in prison.

The sentence means that 37-year-old Jeremiah Riggs of DeKalb will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars. 64 more words