Thursday, October 27, 2016

Good Fences

Technically this is a railing, not a fence ... but I couldn't pass on the pumpkin :)


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Wild Bird Wednesday

Potpourri  of Birds
These are some of the many birds I have spotted while walking in the Forest preserves and some at the Bong Wildlife Reserve.  It is difficult to catch the small birds in these settings, but once in awhile, I get lucky. Enjoy ...

Gold Finch

A crow in flight ...

Great Blue Heron


Great  Egret



Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Wild Bird Wednesday

Sandhill Cranes

I sure was in the right place at the right time to catch these two in their afternoon preen ... I sure love the cranes.


Ran across this in my WBW file and couldn't resist a reprint :)

Monday, October 17, 2016

Through My Lens

A Walk Through a New Lake County Forest Preserve ...
Common Buckeye Butterfly

WoollyBear Catapiller

I was taken by the way the trunk of this fallen tree is so twisted.  Can't imagine how that happens.

I live in Lake County where the taxes are exorbitant and it makes me cringe every time I have to pay them.  But when I walk through one of their many beautifully maintained forest preserves, I have the sense that at least some of the money is being used for a good purpose.


Friday, October 14, 2016

Caturday Art Blog Hop

Work in Progress


Paint Party Friday

This started out as a pencil sketch then I scanned it to my computer and colored it in PSE.  A run through a few filters and a trip to Pic Monkey and here it is :)  


Thursday, October 13, 2016