Birds of a Feather: Belted Kingfisher

Oh, those days when I tell myself ย ‘I am going hiking without the company of my heavy long lens’ turns out to be the day I wish I had gone hiking with my heavy long lens. Hopefully, I will be able lucky enough to spot this Kingfisher the next time I visit Taltree Arboretum and […]

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Birds of A Feather: American Goldfinch (I Think?!)

So many birds, so little time. I am by any means an Ornithologist a.k.a. Birdologist, I simply enjoy discovering them with the help of my camera. ย We all know common types of birds like robins, sparrows and cardinals, but when I am trying to identify birds not so commonly known to me, I typically refer […]

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Spring Awakening: The Chicago Botanic Garden – Orchid Show 2017

For weeks I had been anxiously waiting to visit the Chicago Botanic Garden’s ย annual orchid show for the first time ever and finally was able to make it out to Glencoe, Illinois last weekend. I had madeย arrangements with my friend and fellow photographer enthusiast, Tamara, for a super early start to our day (I find […]

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“Unofficial” Starve Rock Photography Club: February 26, 2017

Yet another beautiful February day in the Midwest for our monthly photo club meet at Starve Rock State Park. Boy!…am I sore today, but as always, a fun time (even with the little spill I took in the mud on our way to St. Louis Canyon.) This month we hiked to the Aurora Canyon first […]

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Spring’s Color Fest: Gibbs Gardens| Ball Ground, Georgia

With the arrival of Spring almost here, I thought it would be a good time to post some of my photographs of spring blooms to remind us of what is waiting for us just around the corner. The first time I visited Gibbs Gardens in Ball Ground, Georgia it was at the tale end of […]

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The Flooded Forest: Reelfoot Lake State Park, Tiptonville, Tennessee

One of the iconic symbols at Reelfoot Lake in northwest Tennessee is its cypress trees. The 15,000 acre lake was created by a series of violent earthquakes in 1811-1812 that caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards for a short period of time, creating Reelfoot Lake. Tall and majestic, theย cypress trees where there before the […]

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