Category Archives: Nature Photography

The Slow-mo Snow Melt

We have had record-setting weather this winter, but the cold temperatures might finally be coming to an end. The ice queen is holding out during the warm-up, but she seems to be getting with the ice-loss program this week. I was able to resume my longer walk route on Monday and Tuesday, when it was […]

SnowMelt

From polar vortex to ice storm. This winter is definitely packing a punch. My frosted windows melted away on Friday and my car started without a hitch. This weekend most of the ice and snow also melted away in above 40-degree Fahrenheit temperatures. This cheerful snowman had a very short life. But our brief time […]

Polar Vortex

I am hunkering down for the polar vortex today. It is interesting how weather events can be very distracting. I was already planning a work from home week (rather than visiting a cafe or finding outside excursions), but when the weather dictates your schedule, it gets distracting. The temperature flux this week also requires extra […]

The Ice Queen visits again

January started off mild, but now we are getting the brunt of winter. A first blanket of snow appeared January 12. By mid-week the temperatures had become frostier, and the Lake had a visit from the Ice Queen. I enjoyed the stroll, although fingers get frosty by the lake when the wind is whipping. The […]

Preparing for 3 September events

September is here and it will kick off my holiday season. I am working on some Elmhurst angels for Girls Nite out on September 12. Then I head over to the Ravenswood ArtWalk September 15 & 16. I will be back in the โ€œAtrium Buildingโ€, also known as the Hayes Buildingย (same as last year). Meanwhile, […]

Nature Love

It’s been lovely to stroll around Evanston in this gorgeous weather. I am taking daily walks as part of a health plan, and love getting to know the various streets and gardens of my neighborhood better. Milkweed is abundant here, both planted by the city and private gardens, and it thrills me to see the […]

Strolling Emily Oaks

July seems to be nature month for me. Freshly energized by the North Park Village Nature Center, I decided to spend a humid afternoon at Emily Oaks Nature Center recently. The park was filled with day campers, but that didn’t deter me from taking my strolls around the short trails. The kids were encouraged to […]

Monarch love in North Park Village

On Friday I visited a lovely new-to-me Nature Preserve. North Park Village Nature Center is a remnant of a former Tuberculosis clinic in Chicago. The wooded, 46-acre nature preserve holds various types of landscapes. The easy-to-follow looped trails offer an overview of Savanna, Woodlands, Wetland, Prairie and Edge Forest. Open from 10 am to 4 […]

Staycation

Since Independence Day fell on a Wednesday, I gave myself permission to take the whole week off. As a self-employed person, work is always on the brain. However, since most regular job people would be taking some time off, I figured I should cut myself some slack after two intense months. The vacation kicked off […]