Tag Archives: winter

Winter Driving Tips

Well, it’s winter and after getting about half a foot of snow dumped on us last night, it seems appropriate to share this video for anyone who’s interested. It’s narrated by someone you know. 🙂

Take a look at some helpful winter driving tips from the Illinois Department of Transportation and please be careful out there, friends!

Have a great day.

Chilly Creek

Ok, so I am not a fan of winter but this scene the other day was very enjoyable nonetheless.

I believe this is Lick Creek. The video was taken at McNaughton Park in Pekin, Illinois. Nice place!

Listen to the ice as it knocks against the rocks and logs in the water while it floats down the creek. Ah, peacefulness…even when it’s cold outside. 🙂

Have a great day.

Winter: Stop Ahead

The calendar version of spring about to begin, but temperatures here in the Midwest are hovering around or below the freezing point.

The way I see it, it’s time to send a friendly message to winter that it needs to be stopping soon.

Here’s to some sunshine and warm temps coming to join us in the very near future 🙂

Have a good day.

Winter Stop Ahead

Winter Woods Walk

I took advantage of a sunny, mild morning the other day to take in the sights and sounds of some snowy woods not too far from where I live. It was beyond refreshing.

I love the outdoors and try to enjoy nature whenever I can, which isn’t always that often with the hustle and bustle of life. Whenever the opportunity presents itself I feel like I’ll regret it if I don’t get out there.

Here’s a look at some of what I found on this particular excursion into the forest…

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It was such a peaceful and rejuvenating experience. Ahh.

Birds chirping, woodpeckers doing their thing, melting snow falling from the trees, and a breeze whispering through the trees every few minutes. Perfect.

I spent a few minutes just listening and looking…I really think everyone should do this every now and then. Like Ferris Bueller said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

Take a minute and check out this video. Think of it as 60 seconds of serenity 🙂

It’s nothing flashy. Just a brief glimpse at something that no doubt exists in similar form very close to where you live or at least close enough that you could experience it without having to make too much of an effort.

It always amazes me how much there is to enjoy out there.