Dixon Prairie is one of the areas in the Chicago Botanic Gardens. There are 6 different restored prairies on 15 acres. There are only 0.01% of natural prairies left in Illinois, but there are many throughout the state that have been restored. Thanks to the hard work of many volunteers.
Saw this lovely staircase in Kendallville, IN. when we stopped at a cafe for some chai tea and a sweet. It added a note of color and charm to the view.
This is a spiral staircase in West Chicago, IL., but I don’t think I’d want to climb up or down it.
I layered 4 different photos of various flowers and after each layer, I experimented with various filters and tools until I created this soft background. Then I added the flower and the bee.
Birds of Northern Illinois is a video I created of birds commonly seen in Illinois and throughout the Midwest.
The Chicago Botanic has many gardens. This is one of my favorites.There are three distinct gardens within the walls. Here are a few photos I took last week.
I love the delicate colors of these sweetpeas.