Gila's Place

A menagerie of eclectic things…

What a difference the right lens makes

I shoot a lot at a distance, and while my 300 mm does a decent job, it comes off soft. Dove off the cliff and snapped up a new lens, 600 mm,…

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The next full moon is a lunar eclipse and it happens on election day Nov. 8

Everything about the midterms have been crazy so why not add a little natural lunacy to the mix. I shot the attached images of the moon at 5:24 p.m. on Nov. 5,…

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Luca’s Chainsaw Carvings | Southern Illinois Craftsman

One of my favorite restaurants (Route 4 Restaurant) dropped a social media post earlier in the day that caught my attention. It wasn’t to announce another one of their tasty specials but…

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October in Pyramid State Recreational Area [images]

Pyramid State Park is one of Southern Illinois’ hidden gems. I visited the park over the weekend and wasn’t able to cover a fraction of the place in the couple of hours…

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Preparing for the FIRST frost | Gardening in October from Melissa K Norris

This month it’s gardening in October! I’m preparing the garden for our first fall frost and harvesting the produce that’s ready (but leaving the produce that’s not quite ready for harvest). This…

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Check out this GREAT garden calculator to determine the size garden needed to feed your family of…

There are many factors to consider when planning and calculating your family garden. How many people are in your family? If you plan to share with friends and family you’ll want to…

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Moonshine Xpress Aug 14, 2022 | Hideaway | Percy, IL

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The big bucks were out and about

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Country Cruise | Deer | 27Aug22

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Wildflower seeds you can gather on your own

Make your next garden project a wildflower garden. These gardens have many benefits and are more important than ever due to the decline in pollenating insects. Getting these types of gardens started…

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Country cruise with Lisa | Deer, wildflowers, and sunsets | 22Aug22

Just sharing the views of one of my country cruises with my best pal, Lisa.

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Out of nowhere…motorcross

Came around the corner in the middle of nowhere and what do I see? Motocross. Fun to watch and I got the impression he (?) didn’t mind our watching. Tell me what…

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Solid green (non variegated) Spider Plant

Botanical name: Chlorophytum comosumNative to South Africa (Zone 9-11) These easy-to-keep houseplants are beautiful and a little rare as they are not as easily found as their more common cousin, the variegated…

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Daily deer

Cruising the backroads in Southern Illinois never disappoints. There were deer around every corner but Mom and I ended up pulling right up alongside a set of triplets that were playing in…

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Patty’s Party

What used to be a big pontoon party with the local gals has become an annual event at Patty’s. Beautiful place, great people, tons of food, and good times. If you have…

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Hey, no. Nothing at all going on here

Just minding my own business, taking a few pics, and on my cruise past a local cattle lot I see something odd. There’s a goat in the middle of the hay ring,…

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Romey’s last ride

I didn’t know it at the time, but last week, I took my final country cruise with my bestest dog and favorite copilot. Romey was diagnosed with Lymphoma, one of the most…

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Independence celebrations back in the Bella Vista

Back home at the Bella Vista I enjoyed the yearly community celebration of freedom in someone else’s yard for the first time in 17 years. Not that I had never been invited,…

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Hudson’s last home run of the season

And this time, I got him coming home. Last batter, last of the season. Home run! What a way to finish the season out.

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Catnip- time to dry

I always let the bees and other pollinators have their way with the catnip before I start plucking the fat buds. I left this batch on extra long to make sure I…

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