Monday, December 31, 2007

A Destination Store

 
This is a new store that recently opened near Inverness. I had to go here to return a Christmas gift that did not fit and -wow- such a store....This is the front and I will show a few more over the next day or so...I found the inside unbelievable!
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Sunday, December 30, 2007

A Ghost?

 

ok ok ...not the best picture but remember I am practicing my night shots! We were snow blowing the other evening when we had 5.2 inches of snow and I thought I would try it again.....Doesn't it look like a ghost snow blowing?
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Saturday, December 29, 2007

An Inverness snow

 
It snowed here yesterday --a whopping 5.2 inches. Clancy loves it....his kind of weather!
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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Midnight Mass in Inverness

 
Technically, this is in Palatine...St. Theresa Catholic Church....but this is where we attend church....Mood lighting for Midnight Mass....and I can't believe my husband stood next to me and didn't flip out that I was taking pictures in the church!!
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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

ABC Wednesday W is for Woodfield Mall

 
I was having a hard time with "W"..you'd think it would not be so difficult! On my way home from the airport this morning, I drove by Woodfield Mall....so "W" didn't turn out to be so hard after all....but even at 6:20 AM this morning, the stores were open and getting ready for one of the biggest shopping days this year with all the Christmas returns. I am not, nor will I ever be, an after Thanksgiving or Christmas Day shopper. I need NOTHING that badly! Make sure you visit all the ABC participants listed in my side bar!
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Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas from my house to yours!

 
To all my blogging friends ----
Merry Christmas from Inverness, Il, USA.
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Sunday, December 23, 2007

My Christmas Fireplace

 
This is my fireplace decorated for Christmas. Not as nice as the one I showed the other day but I like it!
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Saturday, December 22, 2007

A Physics Gingerbread house


Our Physics teacher was teaching "vectors". Her students got together and made her this gingerbread house...with vectors on the top. I thought it was awesome!
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Friday, December 21, 2007

A Christmas Fireplace

 
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I wish my fireplace was as nice as this one! This was at a Christmas brunch we attended.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Night in Inverness

 
This house is my "backyard" neighbor. The original owners moved out 2 years ago but when they built it 22 years ago, it won all kinds of architecture awards. I will do a day shot but I was having fun in the snow the other night and just like the way this looks...
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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

ABC Wednesday V for Viatorians

 
 
The Viatorians are the order that operate St. Viator High School.
Make sure you visit all the ABC participants listed in my side bar! Have a great day!
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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007

A Christmasy Inverness Silo

 
This is the town hall in Inverness with its Christmas decorations. I am practicing doing night shots....but it is waaayyy too cold to practice for long!!
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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Physics

 
I was at St. Ignatius College Prep(catholic) School yesterday and this is what their physics kids have been working on....bridges......this is over an opening 3 stories high. I was very impressed and between my matches I took this....
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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Snow and ice

 
This is what it looked like at my house this morning.
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Friday, December 14, 2007

Another Inverness house

 

Another beautifully decorated house.
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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Ice

 
When I got up this morning there was ice on the branches of most of the trees. Can you see the ice on the bushes?
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

ABC Wed UPS

 
UPS United Parcel Service This is the UPS near my house. I imagine many of us in America will do UPS! "U" was hard for me. I could have also done United Photos of the World but I decided to go with the brown truck...make sure you visit all the ABC contributors listed on my side bar. If I don't have you listed, let me know and I will!
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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Season of Advent

 
Our students collected toys for the needy. This is about 1/3 of what was collected....the rest had already made it into the truck before I could get my camera out! Our students are required to do 200 service hours in order to graduate over the course of 4 years in High School. This is just one of many projects they do. Our school is about 1,000 students.
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Monday, December 10, 2007

An Advent Wreath

 
This is the Advent Wreath at the school where I work. I have mentioned I work at a Catholic High School, right?
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Saturday, December 8, 2007

A Victorian House in Inverness

 
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A beautifully decorated house in Inverness.

Friday, December 7, 2007

A snowy night

 
This is what it looked like here last night on my way home from work (I had a Scholastic Bowl meet---we are undefeated --so far!). This is a police car and a tow truck trying to figure out how to get the car out of the "ditch" (all the way to the right). Scary driving.
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Thursday, December 6, 2007

An amazing RV

 
I passed this last night and I can honestly say that I have never seen an RV decorated for Christmas before....of course it was on an RV lot but still.....it caught my eye....Thanks to Ming the Merciless for giving me the info on how to do night shots with my little point and shoot....I still need practice but I did get this one!
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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

ABC Wednesday T is for Team and Trophy AND Teenagers

 
I am a coach for Scholastic Bowl. This is my team of teenagers (thanks Andrea!)with their first place trophy. Notice the bowling shirts....a "pun" on Scholastic Bowl! Please try and visit all the ABC participants listed in my side bar!
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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

An Inverness Christmas House

 
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A beautiful display of lights.