Another opportunity to hideaway behind the camera presented itself recently on a trip to the Chicago Botanic Garden. This is my favorite time of year at the Garden, the colors are so spectacular.
Speaking of hiding away, I wonder if you can spot the chipmunk in this picture, helping himself to a tasty snack. I had a hard time pinning him down, he moved around so quickly, but he stopped just long enough for me to snap this one.
Thanks for stopping by, Athira.
Beautiful! The watre lily is the winner, Sue!!
Thanks, Indira! No matter how many times I’ve taken pictures of waterlilies, I can never resist capturing another one.
Still quite lovely. Lots to see even this time of year.
Yes, the Garden always has something special to offer all year round, even in winter, although I’m finding it increasingly difficult to build up enthusiasm for walking around in the cold and snow these days.
You and me both!
That bold orange sends shivers, and your water lilies are stunning. Happy Autumn, Sue 🙂 🙂
Thanks, Jo! We never know what to expect here in Autumn. It went from the 70’s to a heavy frost almost overnight. But it’s still my favorite time of year.
Not quite the ‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’ we have in Wales but a glorious glowing and brightly -coloured autumn in Chicago! Love all the photos especially the chrysanthemum display, the pumpkin pyramid and the water lilies. ( What creature is eating the berry on the tree?)
Thanks, Marianne. I agree, it’s a far cry from the misty and mellow countryside that I remember from back home in the UK. That’s a chipmunk up in the tree. They move so quickly, I had a hard time catching him with the camera.
Thanks Sue…different type of autumn but both beautiful in their ways. A chipmunk now that’s not something you’d see around here…how exciting!
What a feast of colour.
As Marianne pointed out, it’s not exactly mists and mellow fruitfulness, but, as I like to think of it, Chicago’s bold and brash way of celebrating Autumn.
It certainly was bold, I agree…and lovely.
Wonderful photos! Lol, I see the chipmunk, great catch!
Thank you, Lily! I saw him run up the tree so tried to follow him with the camera but he was so quick, I could hardly catch up with him and he never really came out into the open.
How beautiful! The colors of flowers are incredible, so bright and colorful. I admired them by scrolling few times rolling from bottom to top and vice versa. Thank you.
Have a god day!
Thank you! I’m glad you liked them. Thanks for stopping by and stay safe.