Category Archives: Nature Photography


Here’s to the last hurrah of our snow fest this month. A few weeks ago Lake Michigan was splashing chilly waves all over the place. It made beautiful iciclescapes. Then came a dump of 12 inches over the weekend. Officially we got 6 on the biggest day, but it looks like more to me. Dutchies, […]

Frozen January

This January feels stalled. I am not accomplishing what I thought I would, partially because of where my family focus has been. I had a laundry list of things I wanted to work on since December 15, but am finding that January is breezing by. So when I returned from Houston I decided to let […]

Easing into 2018

Weather is interesting. The deep freeze has made it more tiring to go outside. Just bundling up is an effort, and then dealing with the cold another. So I’ve limited my outdoorsyness, and also learned that I am not crazy to think this has been my frostiest winter yet. I had never seen my studio […]

Color Changes

Fall is making its entrance, and the warm weather has people predicting that the leaves won’t stay on trees very long. Recently I basked in the glorious sunshine that cast a special vibrant glow on the trees. I love the three-toned trees this time of year. I am surprised to still see butterflies fluttering and […]

Reflecting in Nature

I am taking a little pre-birthday time-out. It is easy to get overwhelmed in calls to actions, FOMO, grass-is-greener and doomsday thinking with the barrage of headlines and ensuing social media reactions. My Atlas of World History confirms that territorialism began when land ownership started in 9000 BC. As Billy Joel sings, we didn’t start […]


Between EvanstonMade and preparing for the pop up and gearing up for August’s events, my art life has been quite busy. Nonetheless, I do make sure to stop and smell the flowers, observe butterflies, and stroll in nature. I blog outdoors when I can to soak up the sun. Here are some of the snapshots of […]

Brilliant Blooms

I’ve returned from my cabin getaway and will tell you more about that soon. Right now, I am basking in the springy sunshine too much to sit and write. I love this part of the season where petals unfurl in their brightest finery. Pink is trending. So pretty. My favorite scent is everywhere. I think […]

Angel Outing

This week I am taking a break in a cabin, so you get some angel-bombs today. We strolled to the lake and hung out for a few minutes. Trees are blossoming. You can see the bloomy creations this inspired at Saturday’s Shop Local Fair at Sauganash Elementary School (6040 N Kilpatrick in Chicago) from 9 am […]

Beginnings of Spring

The weather is still in flux, but we’ve had a few spring-like days that allowed me to enjoy the sunshine. It is fun to watch flowers pop up and see how quickly they respond to the sunshine and warmth. I always forget what this blossomy tree is called, but love its gradation of budding blooms. […]

Reading-deprived word girl

Well wouldn’t you know it, the week after I organized my bookshelf I wasn’t allowed to read anything. I am going through Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way with a local group of lovely women, and Week 4 is when we aren’t supposed to read anything. This is really, really hard for me. In the spirit […]