Saturday, September 19, 2015

A long walk

We've had some serious rain the last couple of days
but this morning the sun came out.

I've been sick all summer (will spare you the details) and finally feeling better I headed for the trail around the lake.

I had a very nice walk about 2 miles.

As I post these shots I am noticing the absence of water foul.

 A nice cool breezy morning!
You can see the ripples on the water.

It was so good to get out and moving again!

I don't normally post this many pictures but I've been away for awhile so I guess it's okay.

I love this spot for walking, there are several trails, none of which are too demanding.
The walk through the woods is very nice too.

The place is called Pistakee and is about 10 min from where I live.
I visit often.

All of these forest preserves were planned way back in 1909 when Daniel Burnham was planning the parks and improvements of Chicago.
It was called the Burnham plan.

Land acquisition for conservation of prairie, forest and wildlife started back then and has continued to this day.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  1. really beautiful! clear air and gorgeous day! so sorry you've been sick, but hoping all that's behind you now!

  2. So sorry you have been sick over the summer. Here's to a healthy Fall. Thanks for taking us on this lovely walk. It is beautiful and your photos are lovely.

  3. What gorgeous photos, and what a beautiful place to walk. I'm so glad you're feeling better! Big hug, Jeanne. Thank you for sharing this loveliness. :)

  4. Sorry to hear you've been sick most of the summer. That is never fun. I'm happy you are doing better though.
    This is a lovely, lovely area. I could enjoy taking walks there. Too bad there weren't many water fowl out and about as they are always neat to see.

  5. A walk through a pretty spot like this is sure to cure what ails you! Hope you're feeling better by now.

  6. I am sorry that you have been under the weather...all summer? Yuck! Of course, it's all right to share as many photos as you's your blog! Very nice ones, too.

  7. I'm sorry you've been so sick! So glad you're doing much better and out and about walking at such a pretty spot. Love the shots with the beautiful sky and fluffy clouds.

  8. Sorry to hear you've been sick.
    What a lovely place to walk. I miss the lake I used to walk around where I used to live at times.