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60 Seconds of Serenity – Canyon Creek

Here’s a ground level view from one section of Matthiessen State Park. It’s a great place to visit and explore, with plenty of terrain changes, rock formations and waterfalls. My wife and I took an afternoon hike there, recently.

Hope you enjoy this video and can enjoy a minute of relaxation in the process! 🙂

60 Seconds of Serenity – Winter Waterfall

I’m not a big fan of winter, but it has its moments. 🙂

Starved Rock is a beautiful place…no matter what season it is.


Fall Festivities


I love fall.

Just putting that out there 🙂

I have always enjoyed this time of year. There’s just something about it that no other season has. A certain feeling, the perfectly crisp air, I don’t know. But it’s fall and it’s awesome.

The activities associated with fall have something to do with my affection for this particular season. During this past week or so I’ve visited an apple orchard, gone for a hike, watched a high school football game, and enjoyed apple cider. Yes, you can experience some of those at other times of the year but during the fall they are exponentially better – at least as far as I’m concerned.

Like I said earlier, there’s just something about it.

Fall is also my favorite season to take pictures. The one you see here is from a little place called Ackerman Farms in Morton, Illinois. Nice folks there.

I realize by looking at it that going on a hayride would be a perfect addition to my fall activity list. Haven’t done that in a long time.

What about you? What are some of your favorite fall activities? I’d love to hear from you, please feel free to comment below.

Have a great day!