Category Archives: Nature Photography

Waiting for blooms

“Always winter but never Christmas.” ~ C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Spring is teasing us this year, which is getting a bit old by now. I can see why several stories are obsessed with ice queens and white witches, because it does seem like winter will never end right now.  Lake Michigan is […]

Hoppy Easter!

It is Easter weekend, and The Evanston Pop Up Gallery will have an Easter Egg hunt at 11 AM throughout the store. Search for eggs and meet the artists who have their creations in the store. I’ll be there for a spell. I got a lovely gift certificate in the mail so I hopped on […]

Snowscapes

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 […]

Summerfun

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 […]