For this week’s Photo Challenge on The Daily Post, Jen has asked us for something local (as in home.) I have written several posts on one of my other blogs, Incidentally, at http://skfjrifnd.wordpress.com/ about the towns and villages in the Chicago area. I wish I could think of here as home but that term will always be reserved for dear old England, so for now I will just share a few images of my favorite places to visit that are within an hour’s drive of our house. I suppose they could be considered local.
The Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe; one of the most worthwhile annual subscriptions that I’ve ever kept up has been to this place.
Spring Valley Nature Center in Schaumburg; always a pleasant walk and a good opportunity to do some nature photography as well as visit the farm animals.
Millennium Park in downtown Chicago; despite all the bad things that I read about Chicago these days, I still enjoy the occasional visit, especially to Millennium Park where there are so many good things to see.
Morton Arboretum in Lisle; I have to visit this place at least twice a year, in the Spring to see the daffodils and in the Autumn for the fall color.
Arlington Park racetrack in Arlington Heights; always a favorite venue during the summer months and a fun day out even if I don’t always pick the winner.
Brookfield Zoo; We’ve been taking children and now grandchildren to the zoo for more than forty years. The big cats are always popular. “Here kitty. Nice kitty.”
BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Bartlett; one of the most beautiful buildings in our area and such a peaceful place.
Lilacia Park in Lombard; I never miss the Lilac Festival. It was always one of my mother’s favorite parks. For more on The Weekly Photo Challenge go to https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/local/