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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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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The Great American Eclipse: August 21, 2017 – Grand Rivers, Kentucky

In the end, it’s all but a memory now…a memory that will be etched in me forever. I had been anticipating the Great American Solar Eclipse for some time now,  along with a lot of other folks across the country.  I had decided 6 months ago that I wanted to experience the solar eclipse somewhere […]

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Finca El Girasol, Guanica, Puerto Rico

Recently a friend from the photo club I belong to, posted some of the most spectacular photos of the sunflower field at Matthiessen State Park in Oglesby, Illinois, that I have ever seen. The field was bursting with these tall, beautiful sunflower blooms, what almost seemed to me like they were growing in unison.  Really […]

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Birds of a Feather: Belted Kingfisher

Oh, those days when I tell myself  ‘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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