JillJensenPhoto: Blog https://jilljensen.photo/blog en-us (C) JillJensenPhoto [email protected] (JillJensenPhoto) Thu, 21 Mar 2024 02:22:00 GMT Thu, 21 Mar 2024 02:22:00 GMT https://jilljensen.photo/img/s/v-12/u27648191-o1068598233-50.jpg JillJensenPhoto: Blog https://jilljensen.photo/blog 90 120 Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show of Wonders https://jilljensen.photo/blog/2024/3/chicago-botanic-garden-orchid-show-of-wonders Orchids by MirrorOrchids by Mirror

 

Hello JillJensenPhoto Beautiful People!

I am finally coming out of the gray winter days. One of my favorite things to do while waiting for the warmer, sunnier weather is to attend the annual Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show.  This year the theme was circus - thus the Orchid Show of Wonders moniker for this year's show. Extremely lovely, the orchids are breath taking and one cannot but feel the lilt of spring arriving after viewing.  The orchids, once the show runs its course, are sold to garden visitors and so do not worry, the orchids find forever homes and of course then all is well with the world.  The staff stages a brilliant display year after year, and it is my pleasure to bring a little bit of the magic to my JillJensenPhoto beautiful people that I know enjoy the exquisite beauty that orchids possess.  So, here's to the first few days of spring and wishing everyone safe travels and joy as the outdoors start to beckon. Oh yes, please use code FreeShip2024 at checkout for free shipping. Cheers!

Have fun, be kind and remember smile for the camera,

Jill Jensen

 

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Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show of Wonders https://jilljensen.photo/blog/2024/3/4w2a3448_wondershare-copy Orchids by MirrorOrchids by Mirror

 

Hello JillJensenPhoto Beautiful People!

I am finally coming out of the gray winter days. One of my favorite things to do while waiting for the warmer, sunnier weather is to attend the annual Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show.  This year the theme was circus - thus the Orchid Show of Wonders moniker for this year's show. Extremely lovely, the orchids are breath taking and one cannot but feel the lilt of spring arriving after viewing.  The orchids, once the show runs its course, are sold to garden visitors and so do not worry, the orchids find forever homes and of course then all is well with the world.  The staff stages a brilliant display year after year, and it is my pleasure to bring a little bit of the magic to my JillJensenPhoto beautiful people that I know enjoy the exquisite beauty that orchids possess.  So, here's to the first few days of spring and wishing everyone safe travels and joy as the outdoors start to beckon. 

Have fun, be kind and remember smile for the camera,

Jill Jensen

[email protected]

1+888.245.4555

 

 

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As the Summer Party Winds Down, Fall Winds Up https://jilljensen.photo/blog/2023/9/as-the-summer-party-winds-down-fall-winds-up Hello JillJensenPhoto Beautiful People!

How was your summer?  I hope fine and dandy.  As summer winds down and before the autumn colors reign supreme, there are a few moments in time between seasons where the sun is very hot still, but one can feel summer fading fast.

One afternoon this past weekend, I was able to take a walk in the prairie and woods and it was such a delightful time.  I felt as if I had tumbled down the rabbit hole and was waiting for the Cheshire cat to grin on down at me from a tree, but he never did appear!

The day was one of those cherished days that one holds on to, perfect and splendid in every way, leaving one in awe of nature and glad to be part of the grand scheme of life.

The Midwest is filled with scenes like the ones in my new Summer Fading into Fall gallery,

JillJensenPhoto | Summer Fading Into Fall

Those of us living in the Midwest love the simple beauty of the prairie, subtle and understated, but still captivating and exhilarating to take a hike through.

I will be checking back in with autumn’s full colors soon but until then, enjoy free shipping (use coupon code Autumn2023) on any product or photo in my shop and don’t forget to enjoy this magical time between summer and fall.

As always, thank you for stopping by,

Jill Jensen

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Happy Summer https://jilljensen.photo/blog/2023/5/happy-summer

 

Happy Summer Beautiful JillJensenPhoto People!

Hope everyone is ready for summer and looking forward to enjoying the warmth and cheer that it brings. Here in the Midwest, we revel and bask in the sunshine as much as possible and everyone is on the go go or on the plain downlow as we do what we like be it hiking, swimming, golfing, sailing, hitting the beach or simply lazing about in the backyard with iced tea or something stronger in hand.

Spruce up the abode with a new photo or two from my galleries for your summer party guests to ooh and ahhh at or simply pop something new and shiny on the wall to gaze upon with glee.

To celebrate summer, I am offering free shipping on all orders! Just type in summer23 and you will be all set.  Whatever the season, I hope you are enjoying the great outdoors and good times with friends and family and I sincerely wish all my JillJensenPhoto beautiful people a grand time this summer of 2023.

Jill Jensen

Websitehttp://JillJensenPhoto.com

Toll Free: 888.245.4555

Email: [email protected]

 

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[email protected] (JillJensenPhoto) https://jilljensen.photo/blog/2023/5/happy-summer Tue, 30 May 2023 11:20:51 GMT
Presenting the Jill Jensen Photo 2023 Wall Calendar Featuring The Morton Arboretum https://jilljensen.photo/blog/2022/12/presenting-the-2023-wall-calendar-featuring-the-morton-arboretum Hello to all of you wonderful people you!

Order here: https://bit.ly/jilljensen2023

For my 2023 calendar may I present the Morton Arboretum commentative calendar. Going into its 101st year, this gorgeous arboretum, located 25 miles outside of Chicago, spans 17,000-acres (6.9 square kilometers) and offers over 16 miles of hiking trails. The arboretum was founded by Joy Morton, (the Morton Salt magnate), whose love of the outdoors enabled so many today to enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature. Besides it's wonderous setting, the arboretum offers a multitude of classes, with an extensive reference library where people can learn how to grow trees and plants in different environments. With over 4,100 different plant and tree species, this arboretum is quite a jewel to behold. The calendar has 12 months of photos with a cover photo and is 11"x14" (27.94cm x35.56cm). The photos that I have selected for the calendar were taken by me throughout the year and are my favorites. The calendar is finished with a pearl satin patina and makes the perfect gift. The calendar is delivered in a high-quality boutique box wrapped in a luxurious bow.

Priced at $50 U.S dollars, shipping is included for all continental U.S orders and the turnaround time from placing the order to delivery is 4-5 days. Local and state sales tax are collected in Illinois. If there are those of you are wishing to deliver outside of the U.S.A, send me an email with the delivery address and I will inform you of the shipping costs prior to ordering.

Displayed above and below this blog are the calendar pages for your viewing.

Happy Holidays and get those orders in before Dec 16th to arrive in plenty of time for Christmas and the new year, you can order past that date of course but if the calendar is a time sensitive gift, please plan accordingly when ordering.

Best wishes to all and keep smiling!

Jill Jensen

http://jilljensenphoto.com

[email protected]

Toll Free: 1+888+245-4555

 

 

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[email protected] (JillJensenPhoto) https://jilljensen.photo/blog/2022/12/presenting-the-2023-wall-calendar-featuring-the-morton-arboretum Thu, 08 Dec 2022 03:21:07 GMT
Endless Summer https://jilljensen.photo/blog/2022/8/endless-summer Hello and Happy August,

Been awhile since the blog was updated, been out and about taking photos, and enjoying being outdoors in the fresh air and sunshine like most of us this summer.  Currently, I have a few new galleries I am assembling that will showcase some of the gorgeous areas in the Midwest. I reside in the Midwest which I know conjures up images of miles and miles of soy and corn fields and plenty of prairie too, but this is the treasure if you live here. There is something grounding about the Midwest that keeps one’s feet on the ground, not too crazy and not too boring that strikes a beautiful balance.  The four seasons, while all four seasons only seem to happen every now and then, spring is too short, and it seems there is even a shorter summer, but fall is fine and winter is divine!  Kidding, for me winter is a long, grueling experience here but that super inspires me to really go, go, go in the summer, and to not take a day of fun in the sun for granted.  So, here’s to summer!  Thanks for the support and please check back soon for the new galleries.

Thank you,

Jill Jensen

 

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[email protected] (JillJensenPhoto) https://jilljensen.photo/blog/2022/8/endless-summer Mon, 08 Aug 2022 12:48:13 GMT
Happy Valentine's Day 2022! https://jilljensen.photo/blog/2022/2/happy-valentines-day-2022 Hello Red Hot Lovers! 

So glad to display my Hearts Galore framed photo in two different sizes and frame styles. 

Beautiful colours and natural heart shaped flowers enhance this photo to make a spectacular gift for loved ones or simply display in your own home to add a touch of colour and whimsy to any room or decor.

Local and state taxes will be added to California and Illinois shipping destinations. 

Contact me for international ordering and shipping.

**Click on any of the below photos to order and view in more detail.**

Hearts Galore Black FrameHearts Galore Black Frame

Hearts Galore in Black Wood Frame.

Gorgeous, archival quality print encased in a black wood frame. Lustre coated to repel fingerprints and UV fade.
Printed on Kodak metallic paper which brings out the tones and hues in an elegant display.

Total dimensions framed:

5"x7" Print: 10.25 inches (26.035cm) by 8.25 inches (20.955cm). $120 US (free shipping in US).

8"x10" Print - 13.25 inches (33.655cm) by 11.25 inches (28.575cm) $185 US dollars (free shipping).

Hearts Galore White Frame with Black MatHearts Galore White Frame with Black Mat

Hearts Galore in White Wood Frame.

Gorgeous, archival quality print encased in a white wood frame with 2"inch black mat. Lustre coated to repel fingerprints and UV fade.
Printed on Kodak metallic paper which brings out the tones and hues in an elegant display.

Total dimensions framed:

5"x7" Print - 14.25 inches (36.195cm) by 12.25 inches (31.115cm). $120 US dollars (free shipping). 
8"x10" Print - 17.25 inches (43.18cm) by 15.25 inches (38.735.18cm) $185 US dollars (free shipping).

Hearts Galore White FrameHearts Galore White Frame

Hearts Galore in White Wood Frame:
Gorgeous, archival quality print encased in a white wood frame. Lustre coated to repel fingerprints and UV fade.
Printed on Kodak metallic paper which brings out the tones and hues in an elegant display.

Total dimensions framed:

5"x7" Print - 10.25 inches (26.035cm) by 8.25 inches (20.955cm). $120 US dollars (free shipping).
8"x10" Print - 13.25 inches (33.655cm) by 11.25 inches (28.575cm) $185 US dollars (free shipping).

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you and hope you can be with your loved ones! 

Remember to smile for the camera...

Jill Jensen

 

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[email protected] (JillJensenPhoto) https://jilljensen.photo/blog/2022/2/happy-valentines-day-2022 Sun, 06 Feb 2022 23:19:56 GMT
January Winter Wonders Abound https://jilljensen.photo/blog/2022/1/january-winter-wonders-abound Hello and welcome.

January brings the frigid cold temps to the Midwest and other areas of the US and it is a forlorn month in some ways as it is really too cold to go out without several tons of layers and double mittens and whatnot to keep warm if at all possible.

The beauty is worth venturing out for however, the landscapes are serene, touched by snow, evergreens looking like a master pastry chef dusted frosting on their boughs oh so delicately.

One of the elements that is amazing in winter, is water.  Water and even the sky take on different hues, reflecting the colors and winter sunlight that are present in winter.

The January photo of the month, exemplifies the beauty of January in its textured water patterns and ice petals forming on a broken branch, holding steadfast before the branch continues on its journey downstream.

Available in 8x10 and 11x14 inches, in different frames with mat and without.  Printed on Kodak metallic paper and non-glare glass on the frame.  The black and white print is also available printed on a foam core mount with true black and white colours.  Beautiful to behold in person, any of the photo and frame combos can be hung in any room and in every season.

Prices: 8x10 - $180 continental US (shipping included).

US 11x14 - $200 continental US. (shipping included).

For the January photo of the month only, there is for a limited time, free shipping.  There will be an additional charge for state and local sales tax for Illinois and California shipping destinations.

I present then to you Winter Water with Ice Petals on Branch

JillJensenPhoto | January Photo of the Month
 

Jan Silver Frame

Silver Frame no mat.

 

Jan Photo Gold w Black Mat copySilver frame with black mat

Silver frame with black mat.

 

Jan Photo Black on BlackJan Photo black frame with black mat

Black frame with black mat.

Black with white mat.Black frame with white mat.

 

Black frame with white mat.

 

Black and white with black frame and black mat.Black and white with black frame and black mat.

Black and white photo with black frame and black mat.

Black frame without matBlack frame without mat

 

Black frame without mat.

 

White frame black mat.White frame black mat.

White frame black mat.

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[email protected] (JillJensenPhoto) https://jilljensen.photo/blog/2022/1/january-winter-wonders-abound Sat, 29 Jan 2022 15:17:30 GMT
Winter, Winter, Yes My Dear It Is Here! https://jilljensen.photo/blog/2021/12/winter-winter-yes-my-dear-it-is-here Good tidings and blessings to all:

I am going to enjoy winter this year, I am.  I live in Chicagoland area in Illinois in the USA and it tends to be bleak house in the winter here where I am but I am determined to enjoy winter this year.  The way I look at it is to either enjoy or muddle through, so which one will you do?

So get the snow boots and mittens out, wrap a scarf around your head until you can’t see, put on the shades (yeah baby) and let’s go..

Starting out a new feature for my site with a featured photo of the month, for December I have chosen my photo of beautiful snow laden apple trees titled “Invincible” inspired by French novelist Albert Camus (1913-1960), who was a novelist and a Nobel Prize winner in 1957 for his literature at the age of 44.

Below is the now famous quote by Camus, from “Return to Tipasa”, a lyrical essay contained in the 1954 book “Summer” (L’Ete).

“In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.”

The Invincible print below is being offered in either 8x10 inches or 20.32 x 25.4 cm or 11x14 inches or 27.94 x 35.56 cm sizes and can be ordered in several frames, with or without matting and black and white prints as well.  All the offerings are printed on a luxurious, metallic paper (except black and white prints which are true black and white absent of colour) with a lustre coating. Additionally, all of the high quality, beautiful frames have non-glare glass.

So without much more ado, I present “Invincible”…

Standard, ground shipping is waived for a limited time if shipped within the continental US. 

**Free shipping applies to my “Invincible” framed print only, the other prints and products in my collections are not included in this special promotion.

Click on a photo in the above photo slide show at the top of the blog or click on the below link to preview the gallery:

JillJensenPhoto | December Photo of the Month

8x10 Black rounded-molding with black mat.8x10 Black rounded-molding with black mat.

Black wood rounded molding frame with black mat.

8x10 inches or 20.32 x 25.4 cm $160 US | 11x14 inches or 27.94 x 35.56 cm $189 US

8x10 Black rounded-molding with white mat.8x10 Black rounded-molding with white mat.

Black wood rounded-molding frame, with white mat.

8x10 inches or 20.32 x 25.4 cm $160 US | 11x14 inches or 27.94 x 35.56 cm $189 US

8x10 Black flat without mat.8x10 Black flat without mat.

Black flat wood frame, without mat.

8x10 inches or 20.32 x 25.4 cm $150 US | 11x14 inches or 27.94 x 35.56 cm $179 US

8x10 Black wood frame b&w with white mat8x10 Black wood frame b&w with white mat

Black flat wood frame, black and white print, white mat.

8x10 inches or 20.32 x 25.4 cm $160 US | 11x14 inches or 27.94 x 35.56 cm $189 US

8x10 White flat without mat8x10 White flat without mat

White flat wood frame without mat.

8x10 inches or 20.32 x 25.4 cm $150 US | 11x14 inches or 27.94 x 35.56 cm $179 US

8x10 Silver metal frame with black mat.8x10 Silver metal frame with black mat.

Silver satin metal frame with white mat.

8x10 inches or 20.32 x 25.4 cm $160 US | 11x14 inches or 27.94 x 35.56 cm $189 US

8x10 Silver metal frame with white mat8x10 Silver metal frame with white mat

 

Silver satin metal frame, with black mat.

8x10 inches or 20.32 x 25.4 cm $160 US | 11x14 inches or 27.94 x 35.56 cm $189 US

8x10 Black wood frame b&w with black mat8x10 Black wood frame b&w with black mat

 

Black flat wood frame, black and white print with black mat.

8x10 inches or 20.32 x 25.4 cm $160 US | 11x14 inches or 27.94 x 35.56 cm $189 US

 

8x10 Silver metal frame b&w with black mat.8x10 Silver metal frame b&w with black mat.

Silver satin metal black and white print with black mat.

8x10 inches or 20.32 x 25.4 cm $160 US | 11x14 inches or 27.94 x 35.56 cm $189 US.

 

8x10 White wood frame b&w with  black mat8x10 White wood frame b&w with black mat

White wood flat frame, black and white print with black mat.

8x10 inches or 20.32 x 25.4 cm $160 US | 11x14 inches or 27.94 x 35.56 cm $189 US.

 

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[email protected] (JillJensenPhoto) https://jilljensen.photo/blog/2021/12/winter-winter-yes-my-dear-it-is-here Sun, 12 Dec 2021 17:40:40 GMT