Sunday, May 15, 2011

Spring Comes to Peru, NE

Bill Clemente, Clyde Barrett, and Dan Holtz

My House on Walnut Hill, Peru, NE

The conclusion of the term arrived, and I sit now in Ripon, Wisconsin, for the summer and will post now and again, including posts from last summer that have remained dormant.

Over the final weeks of the term, I took a variety of photographs that include multiple trips on the Trace Trail and the many birds that visit my yard at this time of the year, such as the Rose-breasted Grosbeak pictured here.

Among other things, the week after the "bingo" visit to Belle Terrace, I returned to the retirement community in Tecumseh, this time to share my bird pictures.

As the images from along the Trace Trail (both north and
south of the Peru Depot) indicate, the water covers a considerable portion of the area; much of the wet, however, reflects efforts to return this area to wetlands.

The shot on the right, for example, shows where the abundance of water from the area reaches the Missouri River.

A month or so ago, I asked my friend Darrin Reeves, PSC Security Officer, to take me Morrel Mushroom hunting, for I wanted to take pictures. Well, Darrin found the group of mushrooms pictured on the left along side the road on Walnut Hill--a drive-by sighting and a nice bunch of tasty delights.

I also photographed the post-commencement gathering on
the PSC campus, where a happy crowd enjoyed excellent appetizers, fine weather, and Hoyt Street Jazz, as the collection of pictures underscores, a fine way to conclude the term.

And the Lima Come to Peru Story continues to grow, so I
add to that page as new information arrives, including on my last day in town, Tuesday, May 15, a visit to Peru by a television crew from Lima--that station will air a piece about the documentary's huge success. The star of the interview, our own Logan Merz. So keep checking the blog page now available under "Bill's Links."

Finally, for now, I posted for your enjoyment on You Tube a short video (1.52
minutes) with photographs that features the "Peru Color Song" and footage our friends from Peru took of Peru from a helicopter (the song is also featured on the longer version of the video).

1 comment:

I Love Peru said...

Great post Bill and I can see your love of Peru in your suite. I've just returned from my first visit which was wonderful. Anyone thinking of going should stop thinking and just GO!