I spent a day visiting friends in the rural backwoods of Jo Davies country in northwest Illinois. Does taking a bunch of photos constitute “creating” something? I might assert that the mere act of getting out of the house and putting myself into a different environment where I might capture a few moderately interesting images does indeed qualify as a creative act. In fact, sure… I think I’ve sold myself upon that premise. Here’s what I created on Saturday and Sunday while biking around the gravel paths in the hill country east of Galena.