The Land of Fall Leaves and Sand: Indiana Dunes State Park

‘Why has it taken me so long to come here?’ was my initial thought once I arrived and drove around the Indiana Dunes State Park. If memory serves me right (questionable at times), I had not been here since I was a teenager for a 4th of July picnic with my family, dare I say […]

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Indiana Dunes State Park Pavilion

The historic Indiana Dunes State Park Pavilion was constructed in 1929-30. It is an iconic representation of the park’s early history and use. It once contained a fine-dining restaurant. Over the years, its functionality has changed, and the DNR has been unable to adequately fund interior restoration and maintenance. A small concession operates during summer, […]

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Chasing Fall: Brown County State Park, Nashville, Indiana

I have been envisioning spanning vistas with lots of golden tree tops for the last few weeks in October, however, it seems the warmer weather the past few years has shifted slightly the changing of the seasons here in the Midwest. A couple of weeks ago I had gone for a hike to one of my […]

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Fall Back: Turkey Run State Park, Marshall, Indiana

This is a photograph I had taken a couple of years ago at Turkey Run State Park. Funny how after taking thousands of photographs in the last couple of years, certain ones stick out in my mind and this is one of them. This was a day hike at Turkey Run State Park back in […]

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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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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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