Posts in Category: landscape

Under the Shade of the Trees

Favorite type of morning hike – Walking along the trail under the shade of the trees while looking out at the bright morning sun shining over the marsh.

Iin the Shade of the Trees

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Cowles Bog

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Morning Hike

Early morning hike on the trails of the Indiana Dunes State Park.

Trail 9 Shortcut

Indiana Dunes State Park

Cee’s Which Way Challenge

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Stormy Morning

A stormy morning along the trail at the marsh.

Stormy Morning

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – The Great Marsh

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Peek a Boo

Peek-a-boo!  Look who I spotted poking through an opening in the meadow.

Peek-a-Boo

Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

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Leads to the Meadow

A lovely walk along the creek leads to the meadow at Coffee Creek.

To the Meadow

Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge

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Unveiling of Sunshine

The unveiling of sunshine streaming through the trees along the trail.

Along the Creek

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Chellberg Farm

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Quiet Peacefulness

The quiet peacefulness of the trails, with sunshine streaming through the trees brings order to an otherwise chaotic day.

Quiet Peacefulness

Meadowbrook Nature Preserve – Valparaiso, IN

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A Trail to Remember

After hiking both trails at Pinhook Bog in Michigan City, IN., I left wanting to go back again.  And I have gone back, over and over again.  Neither trail is too difficult and both go through a beautiful forest. Either one is a trail to remember.

Walk to the Light

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Pinhook Bog

Cee’s Which Way Challenge

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Full of Sunshine

Happiness is a spring morning full of sunshine along the trail.

Full of Sunshine

Indiana Dunes State Park

Cee’s Which Way Challenge

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Down the Boardwalk

Walk down the boardwalk and follow the trail for a lovely hike through the forest.

Descent

Meadowbrook Nature Preserve – Valparaiso, IN

Cee’s Which Way Challenge

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Undisputed Allurement

One undisputed allurement to the trails – deer!

Allurement

Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve 

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Rays of Sunshine

Morning rays of sunshine to start the day and end the night.

Rays of Sunshine

Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

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After a Spring Rain

After a spring rain, even the smallest of puddles will echo the world around you.

Meadowbrook Nature Preserve

Meadowbrook Nature Preserve

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Scouting the Trails

Enjoyed an afternoon of scouting the trails at Meadowbrook Nature Preserve.

Scouting the Trails

Meadowbrook Nature Preserve

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Fence at the Dunes

The pursuance of Lake Michigan is fowled by a fence at the dunes but not for long.  A trail is soon found and all is well.

Fencing in the Dunes

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – West Beach

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Obstacles Along the Path

Obstacles along the path lead to a slight shift in direction.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Little Calumet River

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On the Other Side

On the other side of the Little Calumet River.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Little Calumet River

The only danger here is losing track of time.

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Bridge to Bridge

Not much chance of running into a menace while hiking from bridge to bridge along the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore trails unless you consider deer, squirrels, birds, raccoons, or adorable chipmunks a threat.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Chellberg Farm

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Fire Through the Trees

A summer sunrise in the forest may appear as bright as a fire breaking through the trees.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Chellberg Farm

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge:  Summer – Fire

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Judicious and Prudent

Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

Judicious and prudent deer, scanning their surroundings.

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Things to Come

Hike along the trail on a morning of bright sunshine holds a promise of things to come.

Indiana Dunes State Park

Soon, it will be difficult to see through the density of trees covered with green leaves.  Happiness!

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Reflections

Over the Sunrise

Path of Spring

Follow the green path of spring to adventure.

Spring Trail Park – Irving, TX

It is easy being green!

 ©2017 Irene Tron, photographer

Frozen Grains of Sand

This morning’s path of the road taken led to the frozen grains of sand on the Lake Michigan lakeshore.

Indiana Dunes State Park

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Fog and Rain

Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

The view changes dramatically in the fog and rain.  Linger for awhile and enjoy!

 ©2017 Irene Tron, photographer

 

Fog and Sunshine

Sunset Over Chicago

Sunset over Chicago from Navy Pier’s Centennial Wheel.

Chicago’s Navy Pier

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Winter Blues

Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

The beauty of winter blues against bare trees with the dawn of a new day.  Ah, love clear mornings!

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Hiking the Trails

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Cowles Bog

While hiking the trails, be alert to what is around you.  There may be a hawk flying overhead or a deer keeping an eye on your from the woods.

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge

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Overtaken by a Sand Dune

A bench, overtaken by a sand dune and repurposed by the wind.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Michigan City, IN

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Waves and Sunshine

In spite of waves and sunshine on Lake Michigan, abstain from jumping in.  With temperature in the low 30s, it may not be a pleasant swim.

Lake Michigan Lighthouse – Michigan City, IN

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After a Light Snowfall

Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

The sun is shining brightly after a light snowfall at Coffee Creek.

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge

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Slushy Wetlands

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens

Slushy wetlands at Taltree Arboretum and Gardens

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Crashing Against the Rocks

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Beverly Shores

Waves crashing against the rocks on the Lake MIchigan lakeshore.

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Foggy Backdrop

Great Marsh – Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

A foggy backdrop to the marsh at Beverly Shores until the sun permeates through and shines.

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Down From the Top

Meadowbrook Nature Preserve

Getting down from the top of the boardwalk to the trail is no problem at all.

 ©2017 Irene Tron, photographer

What’s On the Other Side

As I walk along the trail on a foggy day, I can’t help wondering what’s on the other side of the fog?

Vale Park Bikeway – Valparaiso, IN

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge

 ©2017 Irene Tron, photographer

Bleakness of Winter

The bleakness of winter will soon lead to the contentment of spring.

Cowles Bog – Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Just 54 days until spring!

 ©2017 Irene Tron, photographer

Tamed by Sunshine

Fog is tamed by sunshine and blue skies follow.  Happiness!

Rogers Lakewood Park

©2017 Irene Tron, photographer

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