Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sky Drama

This tree is by the side of the road on my way home.
I often get stopped at a light here.

It is the perfect angle for sky drama.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

The old days

This old house has been sitting vacant
for a long time now.

The sky was really blown out in the photo
so I thought I'd do black and white.
This effect seemed to give it a timely look.

In my mind... I can hear children laughing in there. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


It rained like crazy
into the afternoon

Then the sun came out!

Pretty clouds on my way home. 

Sunday, May 19, 2013


I have been waiting patiently

And finally they are here


Friday, May 17, 2013

An Old Barn

I finally got around to getting a shot 
of this old baby before it's gone.

It was on the fly as usual
I was on my way to a baby shower and this road is on the way.
Not far from where I live. 

There is an abandond old house on this property 
that I will show in another post

Sunday, May 12, 2013

A Raccoon Update

Well I checked with the Forest Preserve staff and they
know all about this little lady.

She is a young mom with kits nearby 
that has taken to foraging both night and day for 
her litter of young.

I have been informed she is normal and healthy. 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Personal Photo Challenge ~ Flowers

God put a smiley face in here

just to brighten my day!

Linking to Donna's Personal Photo Challenge

Canon Digital Rebel w/60mm Macro
Zero photo editing. I got lucky and I
kind of liked the clutter in the background.

Thursday, May 9, 2013


This is a part of one of the gardens in 

Millenium Park ~ Downtown Chicago

This picture was taken last summer and 
the composition is not great 
but that is where I have been.

I promise this summer I will go back and
take some good shots of this place.
It is amazing!!

What used to be an ugly old rail yard is now a fantastic music venue, home to the "Bean" and much more. 

More info here

Saturday, May 4, 2013

A Forest Creature

I drove a short distance to the Forest Preserve 
just to take in a little spring on this 70 deg day
 and low and behold this little bugger comes 
jumping out of a trash can.
In broad daylight!

with a snack in his chops

He wasn't liking how close I got

So hightailed it up a tree

He still didn't like me much

I think he is hissing at me!!

Friday, May 3, 2013


The sky never fails

To provide beauty
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 2, 2013


I guess it's official

Spring has Sprung

I thought this was a particularly pretty clump
 of the dreaded weed

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


It's a beautiful Spring Day!!

Green sprouts everywhere.