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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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Stormy Morning

A stormy morning along the trail at the marsh.

Stormy Morning

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – The Great Marsh

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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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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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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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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

Copyright 2017 – Heaven’s Sunshine  Irene Tron, Photographer
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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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Judicious and Prudent

Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

Judicious and prudent deer, scanning their surroundings.

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Path of Spring

Follow the green path of spring to adventure.

Spring Trail Park – Irving, TX

It is easy being green!

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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

 ©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

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Morning Fog

Great Marsh – Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Morning fog creates a sense of quiet seclusion at the marsh.

 ©2017 Irene Tron, photographer

Tumbled Down

Fun hike on a day that started out as a dreary, foggy morning.

Meadowbrook Nature Preserve

While exploring the trails at Meadowbrook Nature Preserve,  I came across some exhausted trees that had tumbled down.

Meadowbrook Nature Preserve

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Blending Into the Landscape

Slow down a bit.  Are you missing what is blending into the landscape as you hike along the trail?

Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

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A Frozen Lake Michigan

The view across a frozen Lake Michigan seems infinite, except for the sunset’s reflection from the distant Chicago skyline.

Indiana Dunes State Park

 ©2017 Irene Tron, photographer

Path of Whiteness

Fiery Sunrise

Too Much of a Good Thing

Is it possible to have too much of a good thing?  When it comes to enjoying the beauty of nature while hiking, my answer is a definite

“No way, Jose!”

Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

In the peacefulness of God’s creation with a camera to seize the beauty, I have found my happy place.

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Solitude

A walk of solitude at Rogers Lakewood Park.

Rogers Lakewood Park

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Into the Woods

Cross the bridge and head into the woods.

Campbell Street Bikeway - Valparaiso, IN

Campbell Street Bikeway – Valparaiso, IN

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge

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Follow the Path

Follow the path of fading leaves . . . . .

Chellberg Farm - Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Chellberg Farm – Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Daily Prompt – Faded

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge

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Over the River

Over the river and through the woods. . . .

Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

Actually, this is a bridge over Coffee Creek and not a river but it seemed to fit.

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge

©2016 Irene Tron

Brightness on a Gray Day

Autumn leaves bring a brightness and shine to an otherwise gray day.

Autumn Leaves

Autumn From My Backyard

Photo Challenge – Shine

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Autumn on the Trail

It’s here!  Yellowing of leaves is the first sign of autumn on the trails of the Indiana Dunes State Park.  Shades of gold and red will soon follow.

Indiana Dunes State Park

Indiana Dunes State Park

Autumn leaves.

Photo Challenge – Local

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge

Morning Along the River

The beauty of a morning hike along the Little Calumet River trail.

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Little Calumet River Trail

Sunshine bursting through the forest of trees

and reflections on the river.

Photo Challenge – H2O

©2016 Irene Tron

 

Tall and Distinctive

Path to Sunshine

Broken

Afternoon on the Prairie

Light in the Darkness

Crossing the Creek

Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

It is green now but soon, crossing the creek will look totally different.  Autumn leaves are coming!

Photo Challenge – Mirror

©2016 Irene Tron

Look A Little Closer

After a magnificent morning of communion and prayer, walked out of Cornerstone Community Church to a gorgeous blue sky with a few puffy clouds.

Cornerstone Community Church - Hobart, Indiana

Cornerstone Community Church – Hobart, Indiana

Not wanting to leave right away, I decided to explore the church grounds for awhile and found even more beauty right in front of me.

Cornerstone Community Church - Hobart, Indiana

Cornerstone Community Church – Hobart, Indiana

Sometimes you have to look a little closer.  Even moths were enjoying the wildflowers and sunshine.

Cornerstone Community Church - Hobart, Indiana

Cornerstone Community Church – Hobart, Indiana

God’s gift of beauty in our little corner of the world.

Photo Challenge – Morning

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