Here are a few ice and snow pictures from 2023. Enjoy!
2022 Nebraska State Fair
I am usually out of town when the when the Nebraska State Fair rolls around. This year I made it back into town just in time for its very last day. The Nebraska State Fair isn’t just about the carnival rides, its mainly about 4H and FFA. There is livestock, food, crafts, woodworking, quilt and many more competitions. There are food vendors and other vendors displaying their merchandise, entertainers, and concerts. Here are some pictures from the fair:
Amarillo and Cadillac Ranch
Amarillo is located in the Texas Panhandle along the historic Route 66. They are known for Palo Duro Canyon (America’s Second biggest canyon) and Cadillac Ranch. Amarillo is also the Helium Captial of the World.
Due to rain, I was not able to visit Palo Duro Canyon. There is a nice, pleasant walking path around the hospital’s complex lake.
Near the lake was Helium Monument:
Cadillac Ranch is located on the west side of Amarillo. It is opened 24 hours a day. The biggest surprise was the layers and layers of paint on the vehicles.
Amarillo Botanical Gardens
It was a beautiful day to take pictures at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens. I was impressed that they had a large variety fruit and vegetables growing. Their gourd collection had different varieties with brilliant colors. If I had to pick my favorite flower, it would be the Tartan Dahlia.
To see some of the flowers, check out my Up Close To Flower blog.
Westside Park – Champaign, IL
Beautiful stroll through the park.
Downtown Champaign, IL
Here are a few pictures from a beautiful day in Downtown Champaign, IL. Pictures of their statues are located on Statues Around Champaign, IL blog post.
The church buildings around downtown Champaign are shown on my blog Churches from Around.
Statues Around Champaign, IL
Champaign, IL is a small city in central Ilinois with the population of approximately 88,000. Downtown is a peaceful area with many statues on display.
McCrory Gardens – Brookings, SD
Great day for a walk in McCrory Gardens to take a few pictures.
Nature Park – Brookings, SD
My favorite type of day to take pictures; lots of sun and a blue sky.
Christmas Trees 2021
Every year, the Stuhr Museum in Grand Island, Nebraska and the Hasting Museum allows individuals and organizations to decorate and display a Christmas Tree in their museums. Below is a dozen of these trees.