Drove out to Hanna City yesterday with the Peoria Flickr group to check out the Work Camp there--a series of really cool abandoned buildings. I arrived late due to a planning error on my part so I didn't get much time there but hopefully I'll get the chance to head back again soon.
I had an unexpected snow day today so I went out to grab some fun shots of Milo, our Beagle mix, in our yard. While I was busy focusing on him, something caught my attention out of the corner of my eye:
If there's one thing I know for certain about living in the Midwest it's this: the first sighting of a robin means Spring is just around the corner.
After another lovely, warm, extended Fall (two years in a row now!), we are currently in the throes of a nasty storm. Thankfully, much of it is going over us and landing further north but what is hitting us is pretty intense right now--lots of cold wind, blowing snow and now ice. I had to drive in it to pick up one of the kids at school. On the way home this little tree beckoned for a photo. Much to the child's chagrin, I turned the car around to get it. They always hate when I do that.
Now I'm off to curl up on the couch with some hot chocolate and a good movie.