Birds Of A Feather: Ring-bill Gull

All but one of these photographs was taken on Lake Michigan near Little Sable Point Lighthouse, Mears, Michigan. The featured photograph was actually taken on Lake Michigan near Monroe Harbor in the heart of the city of Chicago back in May.  I included it because it was also a Ring-bill Gull and is probably my […]

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Glass Is More: The Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois

One day last year while driving through Plano, Illinois on my way to Silver Springs State Park in Yorkville, Illinois for a day hike, I came upon a chance encounter with a sign that read ‘FARNSWORTH HOUSE’.  Curious as to why there was a point of interest sign for the Farnsworth House, when I returned […]

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Time Travel Is Possible: Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan

Pinch me! Was I really there? Did I travel ‘Somewhere In Time’? Pun intended. I have to thank my dear friends Kendra and Tim Weiler for bringing me to Mackinac Island to finally see and step on the grounds of the majestic Grand Hotel.  And also, for being my own personal tour guides since they […]

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October Harvest Moon: October 5, 2017 Almost a Decade In The Waiting

In the Northern Hemisphere, the harvest moon is the closest full moon to the fall equinox, which usually happens on or around September 22. That means the harvest moon usually occurs in September. But this year, the September full moon appeared on the 6th, separating it from the fall equinox by 16 days. The October […]

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Birds of a Feather: Mute Swan

Indian River, Michigan September 17, 2017 The exotic Mute Swan is the elegant bird of Russian ballets and European fairy tales. This swan swims with its long neck curved into an S and often holds its wings raised slightly above its back. Although they’re numerous and familiar in city parks and in bays and lakes […]

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Just Another Walk In The Park

Old Plank Road Trail, Frankfort, Illinois Signs of Fall  Warm September evening with only a couple of hours of daylight left. A Reflecting Pool I’ve got my hawk eyes on you!  Woodland Sunflower Bull Thistle Just some wild berries minus the Captain Crunch.  Dandelion fluffy parachutes carrying their seed to land who knows where. Spotted […]

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