Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Spanish Moss on Pintail Lake Trail C

Spanish Moss on Pintail Lake Trail C

At Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge. This was about 50 feet from the Rio Grande River. One of the best birding locations in the US.
Alamo, Texas
March 2006
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Purple Prairie Clover

Purple Prairie Clover

Petalostemum purpureum or Dalea purpurea
Shot from above and posterized
Kate's Garden
Batavia, Illinois
June 2007
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Monday, December 27, 2010

The Lion of Cantigny

The Lion of Cantigny

This is a recent sculpture that they've installed at the visitor center to commemorate the battle of Cantigny in WW1 and the "Black Lions", the 28th Infantry Regiment of the 1st Division, that bore the brunt of the fighting. The artist is Stephen Spears. Cantigny was the first American victory of World War 1

Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois www.cantigny.org
December 2008

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Formal Gardens

Formal Gardens
Cantigny Park
Wheaton, Illinois
December 19, 2009

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Common Redpoll

Common Redpoll

Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois www.cantigny.org
February 2009

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Gate to the Forest

Gate to the Forest

Just south of the intersection of Hwy's 42 and 57 near Sturgeon Bay, Door County, Wisconsin
December 2008

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Morton Arboretum at Sunset II

Morton Arboretum at Sunset II

Morton Arboretum www.mortonarb.org/
Lisle, Illinois
December 2010

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Greenhouse of Poinsettias

Greenhouse of Poinsettias

I had the opportunity to visit the Cantigny greenhouses on November 26, 2008 to photograph their Poinsettias. They have about 2000 that will be used for decorations and for community plant sales.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A little more "frost on the pumpkin" than usual

A little more "frost on the pumpkin" than usual

Along the Fox River Trail
Batavia, Illinois
December 2010

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Wake up, sleepyhead...Oh crap, it snowed again.

"Wake up, sleepyhead...Oh crap, it snowed again."

Kate wanted to name it "Window on Winter." I won.
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Thursday, December 9, 2010

If it's December, Kate's Christmas Cactus must be blooming

If it's December, Kate's Christmas Cactus must be blooming

If it's December, Kate's Christmas Cactus must be blooming

If it's December, Kate's Christmas Cactus must be blooming

Kate has an heirloom Christmas Cactus that she inherited from her Mother. She insisted that I photograph it tonight.

Frazier Studio
December 9, 2010

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Black Velvet Petunia

Black Velvet Petunia 1

Ball has developed the first black petunia, called Black Velvet. Apparently this is a reasonably big deal in the horticulture world. Ball had a booth in Geneva and I had a chance to see it and take a couple of shots. It's pretty dang black.

www.ballhort.com/Growers/plant_info.aspx?phid=04880000101...

Gardenology
Geneva, Illinois
May 15, 2010

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Forster's Tern

Forster's Tern

Edwin B. Forsythe (Brigantine Unit) Wildlife Drive in the Brigantine unit
www.fws.gov/northeast/forsythe/

April 26, 2009
Oceanville, NJ

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Second Sunday of Advent

Second Sunday of Advent

I had the opportunity to visit the Cantigny greenhouses on November 26, 2008 to photograph their Poinsettias. They have about 2000 that will be used for decorations and for community plant sales.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Garden Stairs

Garden Stairs

Chicago Botanic Garden www.chicago-botanic.org/ - part of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County
Glencoe, Illinois
April 2009

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Door County Cherries

Door County Cherries

I had been wanting to photograph cherries all the while we were in the county. I wanted a graphic for my slides of "low hanging fruit". I finally found a nice orchard right by the road. Kate said that many of the cars passing by seemed fascinating by my photographic expedition. We tried to buy some pie cherries at the farm stands, but they weren't quite ready. So we bought a pie. Hmmmmmm.
Door County, Wisconsin
July 2006
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Monday, November 29, 2010

First Sunday of Advent

First Sunday of Advent

Cantigny on November 26, 2008
Wheaton, Illinois

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Greetings, Earthling

Greetings, Earthling

Painted Lady in Kate's garden
Batavia, Illinois
September 2003
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Rosy Dew

Rosy Dew

Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois
August 2009

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Fall Rose

Fall Rose

Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois
October 2010


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Friday, November 19, 2010

Park Bench

Park Bench

Downtown Geneva, Illinois, along the Fox River near the Mill Race Inn.
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July 2005

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

This is what you call a "colorfield"

This is what you call a "colorfield"

Black-eyed Susans
Rudbeckia hirta
Aster / Asteraceae

Peck Farm Park, Geneva, Illinois

And it's wallpaper, too!

July 3, 2010

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Along the Heritage Trail
Morton Arboretum
www.mortonarb.org/
Lisle, Illinois
September 2007
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Rose Garden Fountain

Rose Garden Fountain - Fast

Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois
August 2010

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Herrick Lake Forest Preserve

Herrick Lake Forest Preserve

Wheaton, Illinois
October 24, 2009
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Friday, November 12, 2010

Veterans Day

Veterans Day

Cantigny Park and the First Division Museum commemorate Veterans Day with a solemn Luminary Tribute that recalls the honor and sacrifice of those who died in combat while serving our country. Approximately 2,200 luminaries are placed on Cantigny’s Parade Field, each representing six 1st Infantry Division soldiers killed in action from World War I to the present. The candles also stand in memory of the more than 650,000 men and women who gave their lives in combat since the Revolutionary War. (from the press release)

This is just a small part of the field.

Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois

November 11, 2009

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Aster

Aster

Morton Arboretum
Lisle, Illinois
www.mortonarb.org/schulenberg-prairie.html

September 13, 2009

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Birches and Orange Bushes

Birches and Orange Bushes

November 2008
By Gold Pond at Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois www.cantigny.org

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Backlit

Backlit

I was all set to take a backlit shot when the sun went behind the clouds. So I hauled out the flash and the lightstand and made my own sun.

Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Pumpkin Mum

Pumpkin Mum

K hollowed out a pumpkin and planted the mum inside it. Later, when it rotted, she planted the entire thing, including the pumpkin.
October 2005
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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Untitled



Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

North Point Pavilion on the Fox River

North Point Pavilion

Along the Riverwalk
Batavia, Illinois
October 30, 2010

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Red and White

Red and White

Geneva, Illinois
October 31, 2010

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Shining Sumac

Shining Sumac

Rhus copallina var. latifolia - cultivar: "Morton" / trademark: "Prairie Flame"
Morton Arboretum
www.mortonarb.org/
Lisle, Illinois
October 2007
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Friday, October 29, 2010

Gourds and Wooden Basket

Gourds and Wooden Basket

We were at the French Market in Geneva a couple of weeks ago and they had these bags of gourds for $5. I just had the urge. But then Kate saw this hand carved wooden basket. Synergy.

Batavia, Illinois
November 2007
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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Vanessa atalanta
Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles, Illinois
from my photography class field trip
June 2010

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sumac

Sumac

Nachusa Grasslands
Franklin Grove, Illinois
July 2006
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

California Condor

California Condor

We were surprised to find this guy sailing overhead as we were standing on the south rim near the El Tovar Hotel. Initially we thought this was a Turkey Vulture, but the plumage just didn't match up. Luckily, I snapped off several pictures, including this one, which showed what we had seen. I understand that the Condors are interested in people, so, while they've got the whole Grand Canyon to hang out in, the populated areas are where they tend to hang out. We couldn't tick it, but it was still neat to see.

Grand Canyon National Park
November 2007
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_condor

www.nps.gov/grca

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Autumn on the East Side

Autumn on the East Side

Morton Arboretum
Lisle, Illinois
October 2009

It's wallpaper, too!

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State Street Miyabe Maple

State Street Miyabe Maple

near the Joy Path at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois
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December 2005
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Friday, October 22, 2010

Yellow Ladyslippers

Yellow Ladyslippers

Ridges Sanctuary
Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin
July 2006
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fort Massac State Park

Interstate 24 Bridge from Metropolis, Illinois to Paducah, Kentucky over the Ohio River

Along the Ohio River at Metropolis, Illinois
February 2006
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New York Aster ballad

New York Aster ballad

Aster novi-belgii

Kate "encouraged me" to join her on a trip to Home Depot's garden center. As usual, I got distracted and made her buy me this toy. That'll teach her.

Frazier Studio
Batavia, Illinois
August 2009

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wet Leaf

Wet Leaf

Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois www.cantigny.org

November 2008

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Cantigny on Fire

Cantigny on Fire

Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois near the McCormick mansion

September 2009

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Mums by the Idea Garden

Mums by the Idea Garden

Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois

Thanks to Jill for watering just before I shot this.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Rattlesnake Master

Rattlesnake Master

aka Button Snakeroot
Eryngium yuccifolium
From the Prairie Restoration at Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois July 2008
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Colonial Gardener

Colonial Gardener

Colonial Williamsburg,
Williamsburg, Virginia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonial_Williamsburg
Within the National Register of Historic Places - Williamsburg Historic District

July 2010

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