Winter in Illinois can challenge a person to look a little harder for nature’s beauty.  Luckily, I got to see and photograph this sunset.wintersunset

A walk in the timber, overlooking the Kaskaskia River, rarely disappoints, too.narrowtrailrollinghill


Plus, the energy exerted climbing these hills is good therapy!challenge

I love Sycamore trees, too.  I wish the old trees in this timber could tell me their stories.sycamore

Then, I had that feeling … of someone watching … Look closely; do you see the gnarled, old man – giving this tree quite a human appearance?dsc_0326

I believe his silence speaks volumes of wisdom.  I read a quote on Pinterest once that stayed with me:

Wisdom is silentinsecurities are loud.

Except for this guy:happyhooray

His loudness is not insecurity.  His is Happy-ness!  Ever alert and watchful.  Smarter than he may appear. happyonalert

For this Friday, friends, I hope you find peace and winter’s beauty.

About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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18 Responses to

  1. Greg Dickinson says:

    Spectacular keep up the great work

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Merrilyn (Merri) McElderry says:

    Yes I agree twith above….I LOVE the photos. I was born in Chicago area but on farms west of Chicago in Lombard…—I love the Sycamores wow so beautiful and the OLD MAN lovely…thank you for posting the beauty of is a magical state I call HOME..thank you Marla and love that HAPPINESS GUY HEEEE HAWWW please keep posting love your thoughts too.xox Merri

  3. Janet Kensil says:

    Beautiful! You are an artist with pics and a poet with words.

  4. says:

    Janet Kensil said it all and said it best!

  5. Dianna says:

    As usual, love all your photos. We had the most amazing sunset this evening. Sadly, I was “in the city” and couldn’t get a good picture!

  6. Wendy says:

    Fun shots my friend. Great work. Love the old man in the tree and your happy boy.

  7. Wonderful post .. beautiful images!

  8. pattisj says:

    What a fiery sunset! I like the walk among the timbers, will be glad when I can get out there again. Great pics of Happy!

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