• Artisan Studio,  Travel

    Scarecrows in Cherry Valley, Illinois

    Cherry Valley. A village covering just under 4 square miles containing approximately 3,000 people. It lies just outside the Rockford, Illinois city limits. This is where I wandered this weekend. I love small town and village festivals and notable events.…

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    Autumn & the Kishwaukee River

    When I stepped outside to take Pepper for his morning constitutional, the early crispness in the air beckoned me to explore the colors of autumn with my camera. After coffee and a breakfast of zucchini bread and bacon, I headed…

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    A Wine Glass and an Old Ornament

    An old wine glass. There is only one of them; the other broke years ago, but you haven’t thrown the partner away. A glass candle stick. The kind you put tall tapers in, but you haven’t used it in years.…