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Garden of the Gods Wilderness

Saturday, May 8th, 2010 in Illinois
Garden of the Gods Wilderness

Pictures from a trip to southern Illinios with my mom to visit Garden of the Gods National Wilderness in the Shawnee National Forest.

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Briefly Las Vegas
Briefly Las Vegas
I’m on a flight from Denver to Las Vegas, looking out the window and trying to read the terrain below. I’m hoping to spot Zion National Park, which the pilot announced we’re currently flying over.
Simple
Simple
Recently, I’ve been looking in every direction for inspiration. Despite all efforts, I have found none. I cannot sit down to paint without getting distracted. I don’t want to write. I don’t want to create. I can’t focus. It’s really quite annoying.
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
So far on this vacation, I’ve done little more than sit in the car, play Wasabi Sudoku on my iPad and hobble from one gallery to the next along the length of Canyon Road.