Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!
Well we sure finally had some very nice weather in Central Illinois this past week and what a welcome change it has been! The trees are finally starting to flower and the grass is getting green and growing (I cut the yard twice this past week). The other thing that has been great for me is to be back home and able to take advantage of the nicer weather and getting over to Jubilee College State Park which is practically in my backyard. From my house I can walk over to the park or ride my bike and for the most part durning the week things are pretty calm with not a lot of people out at the park, so I get the place to myself. I’ve been very fortunate to be able to do some video editing work done on the computer durning the morning and then get over to the park for an hour or two and get a little fresh air and exercise before heading back to the house to continue on with my editing fun. It’s so much easier to go to the park when the weather is nice and not -10 below zero!
One of the things that Jan and I like to do when we are in New Orleans is to walk and shoot photos in the Garden District of the city. In past years and trips this has always been a tradition of ours to do this on Christmas eve and it’s great to see and shoot photos of how the homes in the district are all dressed up for the holiday season. With this being the first time that we’ve walked the district outside of the Christmas season, the first thing that caught our attention was the number of people out on walking tours of the district. At Christmas time we pretty much have had the place to ourselves, so we had to work a little bit to avoid all the crowds of people. There’s quite a diverse style of homes in the district and some serious money has been spent by homeowners keeping these incredible places in tip-top shape. All and all it was a great way to spend an afternoon seeing the homes with all the vegetation in full bloom and being able to snap a few photos as well!
Here’s a couple of our snaps from the Garden District in New Orleans.
It’s time for us to get to work and we’ve got a couple of shoots and more video editing to tackle this week. We hope that you’re going to have a great week and thanks as always for taking the time to check out our work!
Kev and Jan
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