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Forgotten History

This silo was built when the Eller Feedlots was in its prime. Today, it is all that’s left of the Eller  family farm. Homesteaded in the 1870s by my great-grandfather, Philip Eller, the farm was home to four generations of Ellers. The barn was built by my great-grandfather using pegs and beams. With the exception of some pieces of the …

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Downtown Chicago

Confession: Chicago is one of my favorite cities to visit. It is full of life, character, and great food! This image of downtown was taken from the 16th floor of Culbertson Hall at Moody Bible Institute, and was captured with a Sony Cybershot TX1, a great carry around camera. What is your favorite city to visit?

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Railfanning East of North Platte

Any time you can spend time along the Union Pacific tracks East of North Platte, NE is a good time. Here a UP Manifest heads East just outside of North Platte with a setting sun in the background. The Triple Track Main provides (almost) nonstop action for railfans.

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Open Flood Gates

  Table Rock Dam with five of its 10 gates open following heavy rain in Southern Missouri in March 2008.    © Chris Eller      

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Summer Evening

The end of a beautiful summer evening in July 2003. Jonathan, Chris and I drove up to the farm to plant pumpkins. It was a hot day, but the sunset made it worth it all.