On this Memorial Day, 2014 in America, summer has arrived in full force with the usual hot and humid weather. The flowers like it, though, especially after a seemingly unending winter. All these images are from my back yard.
Living in east-central Illinois and "retired" from 34 years of service to the State as a hydrologist dedicated to understanding and protecting our water resources. Home to the prairie and big skies, our landscape is what I am inspired to capture.