Before Chicagoland’s crazy flooding last week, I was able to go on a short walk at Waterfall Glen.
I had overestimated my commute time so just 15 minutes shy of Lemont I spotted a nature preserve and decided to take a look on a sunny, warm and dry day.
My attire wasnâ€™t hike-friendly, but the wide gravel path was perfect for my getup.
The heeled Exotic boots by NaotÂ are surprisingly comfortable and light-weight.
I listened to a lovely concert along the way:
Meanwhile these gnarly trees hold so much scope for the imagination.
Doesnâ€™t this one look like a wizard with a staff?
This tree looks like a perfect climbing opportunity (not that I would, even if dressed for it).
I spotted a dragonfly but it was flying too fast for me to capture it on camera. Speaking of Dragonflies, you canÂ vote for my piece in ArtrageousÂ up to May 5.Â Choose #14Â as the votes will be tallied by art work and not by artist, so having everyone choose one out of my 3 entries will ensure more success.
Iâ€™m excited to see what this Forest Preserve looks like in green.
On my way out, I noticed the preserve managers have a great sense of humor.
What’s your favorite nature preserve?