Trichomes (/ˈtraɪkoʊmz/ or /ˈtrɪkoʊmz/), from the Greek τρίχωμα (trikhōma) meaning “hair”, are fine outgrowths or appendages on plants, algae, lichens, and certain protists. They are of diverse structure and function. Examples are hairs, glandular hairs, scales, and papillae. A covering of any kind of hair on a plant is an indumentum, and the surface bearing them is said to be pubescent.
Rendering of the Hotel Higbee in Dodgeville, Wisconsin. The hotel opened in 1852 as the Dodgeville House and assumed its current name in 1895. Today, it is an apartment house.
The Big Bay Point Light is a lighthouse which stands on a tall bluff over a rocky point near Big Bay, Michigan, on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is the only operational lighthouse with a bed and breakfast, and is reputed to be haunted. The novel and movie Anatomy of a Murder were inspired by a murder rooted at the lighthouse.
One of the many hiking trails at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore near Munising, Michigan.
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The morning light in the woods is amazing — ever-changing, streaming through the tree tops, illuminating the path, and painting nature’s personal portrait.
Photo taken at Bliss Woods in Sugar Grove, Illinois.
Soon the leaves will slowly change colors, green will transform to yellow and orange, and the magic of fall will be upon us.
Photo taken last year at Bliss Woods in Sugar Grove, Illinois.
There is something majestic about a summer morning walk with nature — the pleasing monotone palette of green, abundant sunlight streaming through the tree tops, and the warm breeze in the air.
A spectacular drive home this evening as the sun’s rays poked through a layer of clouds, blanketing the Midwest farm.
Photo taken in Sugar Grove, Illinois.
There is something quintessentially American about minor league baseball — perhaps it is the love of the game, reverence for the flag, or sense of community that makes it a unique experience.
Photo taken at Kane County Cougars game in Geneva, Illinois.