Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – On The Water

This week, John, our guest host, is asking us to go On The Water for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. I can’t swim so I never feel very comfortable in or on the water. However, I do occasionally venture out, usually on a pontoon boat, which is how I captured the first two images, one with the Yacht Club in Des Plaines and the other on an excursion around one of Wisconsin’s many lakes.

Needless to say, the next few subjects are totally at home in the water. Images captured at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford and Crabtree Nature Center in South Barrington.

32 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – On The Water

  1. Wow, those are colorful koi. What better time than this very hot summer to be on the water taking advantage of whatever cool activities people can find?
    Thanks for taking the time to respond to the challenge!

    • Thank you, Janet! The pond at crabtree has become so overgrown with reeds now, that it’s hard to get close enought to the water to get a good shot of the frogs, but this little guy was hanging out in a man-made water basin along the trail.

  2. Your photos fit the criteria of “On the Water” incredibly well, Sue. I’m especially drawn to the last image. Fascinating!

  3. I love that photo of the frog at the end.

    This weekend I suggested to my wife that we try canoeing on Carnegie Lake or along the D&R Canal State Park. Bhavna was hesitant. She remembered that our last attempt at canoeing was frustrating. We could not co-ordinate our paddling and got stuck going in circles on Lake George. If I remember correctly I paddled out and in. That experience was over twenty years ago but Bhavna could not be convinced.

    • Thank you for stopping by, Khurt. I’ve never tried canoeing but it seems like it would be a lot of fun. I enjoyed your account of your experience on the water on Carnegie Lake.

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      • Oh Sue – you need to make that happen in the next 24 months – I think you will be glad you did – it is easier then you think ((and not all swimming is doing strokes or laps)) but water time is good for the body mind and soul

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