Recognition should be given to all those who have gone before; family members, friends, and others that may have influenced me in their own quiet way.

Special recogition should go to my father Kenneth (Kenny to all who knew him) and my grandfathers Selby and Chester (Jake), both born in the 1890s. All of these gentlemen influenced me in their own way...with time fishing, hunting, trapping, or just time spent togeher.....

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Exploring New Territories

We moved to the Peoria, Illinois area earlier this year. I have been enjoying learning about my  new home area and exploring the Illinois River valley and surrounding area.  These are just a few pictures from a bit of hiking I have done.

Early morning view as I began my hike.

I stopped along here to investigate and photograph a few nice Ginseng plants; then looked ahead to this view on the trail.

A very nice Ginseng plants along the trail.

Spiderwort in blossom.