Another entry for Becky’s Square Light Photo Challenge. This time it’s firelight. The image was captured at the Flower and Garden Show on Navy Pier in Chicago some years ago.
We may not have fairies at the bottom of our garden, but it certainly seemed like a night for seeing other-worldly creatures, there in the moonlight. Another entry for Becky’s Square Light Photo Challenge.
Another entry for Becky’s Square Light Photo Challenge. This time it’s featherlight. Images captured at River Trails Nature Center, The Morton Arboretum, Spring Valley Nature Center and The Chicago Botanic Garden.
This week, Tina has chosen Cold as the subject for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. There was a time, not so long ago, when I would have thought nothing of standing around in the cold capturing images at the nature center. These days it’s almost impossible to convince myself that it’s worth the effort to put on fifty layers of clothing and risk slipping on the ice just for a few pictures, which is why I had to go some way back in the photo files to find these, taken at Spring Valley Nature Center in Schaumburg.
This week, Amy has chosen Waiting as the subject for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. I know very little about horses, but one thing I’ve noticed is that they are very adept at waiting patiently. The definition of ‘patient’ is to be able to accept or tolerate delays, problems or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious. The definition of ‘waiting’ is the action of staying where one is or delaying action until a particular time or until something else happens. Horses seem to have got this down to a fine art. We humans could learn a thing or two from them.
Places in order of appearance; Wade House in Greenbush, Wisconsin – Fountain Square in Indianapolis, Indiana – Mackinac Island, Michigan – Wausau, Wisconsin – Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago, Illinois – Volkening Heritage Farm in Schaumburg, Illinois (2) – Old World Wisconsin near Eagle, Wisconsin.
This week, Patti has chosen Monochrome as the subject for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. Without the distraction of color (at a very colorful event) I can concentrate on capturing the strength of features and character in the faces. Pictures taken at a local Pow Wow in Elk Grove Village a few years ago.
Owing to a painful case of shin splints (or possible stress fracture) which has seriously curtailed my walking activities for the past few weeks, I have not been able to get out and about to enjoy the Autumn season as much as I would have liked. However, the weather in October was really not that great and looking back at the last trip I made to the Chicago Botanic Garden, it was probably one of the few really nice days that we have had recently so I’m glad I was able to at least capture some of the Fall colors before I was reduced to hobbling around on crutches.
I was able to get a good view of what looked like a young heron (his feathers still seem rather downy) from the bridge. I hope he hasn’t left it too late to start heading south for the winter.
This was the scene outside our back door recently so I think we’ve seen the last of the warm, sunny days of autumn in the garden.