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Jeff Lampe
Jeff Lampe

Jeff Lampe has been outdoor writer at the Journal Star in Peoria for 12 duck seasons. He lives in Elmwood with his wife Monica, sons Henry, Victor and Walter, and Llewellin setter Hawkeye. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he is an avid fan of the Bills and still has mental scars from four consecutive Super Bowl losses. Outside of hunting and fishing, Lampe's main passion in Illinois was Class A boys basketball (which sadly no longer exists). Former publisher of the Class A Weekly newsletter, Lampe is a co-author of "100 Years of Madness" and "Classical Madness," both books focusing on prep basketball in Illinois.

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August 23: Picture of the Day

August 23, 2010 at 10:02 PM

This has been a good summer for grass gazing. Poverty has forced the Illinois DOT to do what common sense never could.

They have stopped mowing. And everywhere I look lately I’ve been seeing big bluestem (like this pictured above) and Indian grass reaching for the skies.

Little things like that make me smile as a I drive.

So do the tiny flowers on a grass plant. Not showy. But flowers.

“What is that?” the oldest boy asked of this picture?

He couldn’t fathom that grass flowered.

Now he can.

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