This week, Cee is looking for leaves or trees for her Fun Foto Challenge so here is my take on the subject. Like many people, my favorite time of year for viewing trees is in the Autumn when the colors are at their brightest. Although the Chicago Botanic Garden is not chiefly known for its variety of trees, there is still plenty of fall color to be seen.
One of my favorite times to visit Morton Arboretum in Lisle is in the Spring when the blossom is on the trees.
Another good place to see Autumn color is at local Forest Preserves such as Busse Woods in Schaumburg.
Looking at trees from a slightly different angle at River Trails Nature Center in Northbrook.
Trees are remarkably resilient, finding a foothold even in the most inhospitable of places such as this rock in The Garden of the Gods in Southern Illinois.
Even in death, trees hold a certain fascination for me, telling their history through rings and roots.
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to Leaves or Trees