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Transient Raindrops

Here one minute and gone the next – transient raindrops.

Transient Raindrops

Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

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Ah-ah-ah-Choo

The common sneezeweed for today’s flower of the day.  Ah-ah-ah-choo!

Common Sneezeweed

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Great Marsh

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Mushroom, Anyone?

Mushroom, anyone?

Mushroom, Anyone?

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Cowles Bog

Focused on the little things along the trail.

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Macro Moments #39

Macro Moments Challenge #39:  Black and White – Leaves Along the Trail

Leaves in B&W

Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

Shot with a 105mm Nikon macro lens
1/125 at f/4
ISO 500

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In and Out

In and out of focus.

Focus

Rogers Lakewood Park

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Heart of a Poppy

The heart of a poppy blossom.

Reaching Out

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens

Cee’s Flower of the Day

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Hub of Simplicity

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Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

Hub of simplicity along the trail.

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Reflecting Overhead

Lights reflecting overhead on the marble ceiling of Chicago’s Rookery.

Reflections Overhead

The Rookery – Chicago

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Lights

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Center of Attention

Among the sweeping number of daisies blooming along the trail, one stood out as if demanding to be the center of attention.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Great Marsh

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Tight Rope Walker

This moth was so still on a thin blade of grass that it reminded me of a focused tight rope walker.

Virginia Ctenucha

Virgina Ctenucha Moth at Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

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Double the Buzzing

Double in size
Double in number
Double the buzzing
Double the fun

Double the Bees

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens

Macro Monday

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Newer, Old, and Older

Some of Chicago’s newer, old, and older architecture along Michigan Ave.

Old and New

Along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge:  Buildings

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In the Garden

A pretty yellow iris in the spring garden at Chellberg Farm.

Yellow Iris

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Chellberg Farm

Flower of the Day – June 10, 2017

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Sweet Nectar

A flower’s sweet nectar keeps a bee coming back for more.

Sweet Nectar

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens

Order in nature.

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Cannot Follow Me In

No!  You cannot follow me in.  It is time for you to go bother the deer for awhile.

Can't Come In

Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

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Shades of Green

Shades of Green on this Wordless Wednesday.

Shades of Green

Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

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Drops and Lines

The beauty and simplicity of tiny dew drops and lines of tall prairie grass along the trail.

Dew Drops and Lines

Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

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A Bit Out of Place

A bird’s nest sitting on a bench seems a bit out of place. Perhaps it was tossed to the ground by the wind.  Whoever placed it there, set up a nice photo op that I did not even have to touch.

Out of Place

Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

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Ready to Impress

A natty blue heron, ready to impress.

Ready to Impress

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens

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Missed the Memo

Thinking this flower missed the daily memo that called for uniformity.

Uniformity

Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

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Macro Moments Challenge #38

The catkin of a willow tree on this macro Monday.

Whispers of Catkin

Indiana Dunes State Park

Macro Moments Challenge #38 – Catkins

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Teasing That Brings Smiles

Friends know the difference between teasing that brings smiles and aggravation (at least, most of the time).

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Indiana Dunes State Park

Smiles were seen all around on this day.

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Time and Time Again

Just as the sun set behind Chicago’s skyline in the not so distant past and every evening since, it will also rise time and time again.

Sunset Behind Chicago

Along Chicago’s Lakeshore Drive

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One or Two

Are there one or two squirrels?

Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

Friends chasing each other so closely that it is difficult to tell whether there is one or two.  Except for the two tails, of course.

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OWPC – Frame

Girl with the Golden Hair

Chalk Artist at Work – Florence, Italy

Entry to this week’s One Word Photo Challenge – Frame.

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Until the Wind Blows

A tenuous raindrop hanging on until the wind blows.

Tenuous Raindrop

Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

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Anyone Home?

Is anyone home?

Anybody Home?

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens

There is something about finding a fairy house along the trail that spreads smiles across faces.

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Zigzag in the Sand

Who knew that a tree with roots that zigzag in the sand dunes can continue to grow year after year?

Zigzag Roots

Portage Lakeshore & Riverwalk

Black & White Photo Challenge – Letter Y or Z

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Remission of Gray

Spring – the remission of gray from winter with the promise of bright colors to come.

Rosebud

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens

Flower of the Day

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Hovering in the Air

Hovering in the air for just a moment.

Hover in Flight

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens

A sunflower makes me smile every time and the bee is a bonus!  Weekly Smile #73

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Little Guy with a Bite

A little guy with a bite makes a huge impact.

Big Impression

Ogden Gardens – Valparaiso, IN

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Small but Mighty

Small but mighty, a grassland yellow finch.

Grassland Yellow Finch

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Great Marsh

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Hidden in the Woods

A tiny legacy hidden in the woods.

Hidden in the Woods

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens

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Fallen not Crushed

Fallen but not crushed along the trail.

Fallen

Indiana Dunes State Park

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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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Bailly Homestead

Take a hike along the stunning trails on the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and witness some of northern Indiana’s history along the way.

Heritage

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Bailly Homestead

Interesting tidbits about the Bailly homestead can be found on the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore site.

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Elegance in White

Elegance in white.

Elegance in White

Spring Trail Park – Irving, TX

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Sunshine and Water

Spring brings sunshine and water along the trails of the Indiana Dunes State Park.

Water and Sunshine

Indiana Dunes State Park

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On the Edge

Whether on the edge of a great height or the tip of a flimsy branch on a windy day, a bird as tiny as a goldfinch seems unperturbed.

American Goldfinch

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Great Marsh

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Ready to Unfurl

A fern, tightly wound and ready to unfurl along the trail.  An impression of its beauty that is to come.

Unfurl

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – Cowles Bog

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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