Full Flavor of Fall

The full flavor of fall color is on display at Bliss Woods in Sugar Grove, Illinois.

Bliss at Bliss Woods

River of Fog

A foggy start to the day on the Au Train River in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

The Fog on Au Train River

Big Bay Lighthouse

From Wikipedia:

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.

Big Bay Lighthouse

Trees of Pictured Rocks

One of the many hiking trails at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore near Munising, Michigan.

Processing with Corel.

Trees of Pictured Rocks Art

Steps to Paradise

Gentle sand dunes beckon you down to the surf of Lake Superior.

Photo taken in Au Train, Michigan.

Steps to Paradise

Day’s End

The moon rises and the sun sets over the river, capping an end of the day in Au Train, Michigan.

End of the Day in Au Train

The Wind and the Wisps

Nature at its finest on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

UP Perfection Art

Whitecaps on Superior

Cold, rainy weather in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula contributed to the beautiful churn of whitecaps on Lake Superior.

Lake Superior Angry

Morning Stream of Light

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.

Morning Stream of Wooded Light

Saddle on the Fence

The end of the day at St. James Farm in Warrenville, Illinois.

Saddle on the Fence

Bumpy Ride Ahead

A plane penetrates the threatening skies.

Bumpy Ride Ahead

Mired in Maize

The farms of Illinois in September — tall corn and short barns.

Photo taken near Waterman, Illinois.

Barn in the Cornfields

A Gift

Everyday on earth is a gift.  Live it well.

The Gift

Riding Into The Fog

Bicycling into the fog on a country road in Sugar Grove, Illinois.

Riding into the Fog

Enveloped in Fall

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.

Enveloped in Fall Colors

Golden Meadows

The beautiful meadows and trees of St. James Farm in Warrenville, Illinois.

The Meadow and Trees of St. James

Willow at Sunset

A lone willow tree inhabits the fields.

Photo taken in Sugar Grove, Illinois and processed in Corel.

One Tree Oil Painting

Beautiful Desert

The Beautiful Desert

The beautiful desert and cliffs south of Sedona, Arizona.

Summer’s Majesty

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.

Summer Morn'

Lines and Shadows

The morning sun casts lovely shadows along the curved fence line.

Morning Fence Shadows Art

Giverny Revisited

A field of Black-Eyed Susans, reminiscent of Monet’s gardens.

Flower Field Art

Destination Unknown

Golden, curved rails travel through the countryside, destination unknown.

Golden Rails

Blanketing the Farm

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.

Sun's Rays Over the Farm

 

Modern Trees

A modern presentation of an old subject matter.

Trees - Modern Art

The Red Jacket and the Sea

Pondering life on Corpus Christi Bay.

The Red Jacket Painting

 

A Man and his Dogs

A tranquil Sunday morning walk at St. James Farm in Warrenville, Illinois.

A Man and His Dogs Oil Painting

Quintessentially American

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.

Quintessentially American

Summer Canopy

Arched trees and an inviting bench provide a respite from summer’s heat.

Photo taken at St. James Farm in Warrenville, Illinois.

The Summer Canopy

 

Forming the Rainbow

The unfinished rainbow, always a work in progress.

Work by Bridget Gaynor.

Painting the Rainbow

Drink Blatz Beer

Rendering of Tom’s Place in Lemont, Illinois.

Blatz at Tom's Place Painting

Antennae in the Sky

The twin antenna masts of the John Hancock Center in Chicago reach for the sky.

Processing in Corel.

John Hancock Building Painting

The Playful Squirrel

This little guy toyed with the photographer for several minutes as s/he raced around the tree, nut in mouth.

Photo taken at St. James Farm in Warrenville, Illinois.

Playful Squirrel

Spirit of the Horse

Powerful, determined, graceful and intelligent — characteristics that embody the spirit of the horse.

Spirit of the Horse

Chicago from the Bean

The Chicago skyline as reflected in the Millennium Park Bean (Cloud Gate).

Chicago from the Bean

Along the Gravel Path

Flowers beyond the fence at St. James Farm in Warrenville, Illinois.

Along the Gravel Path

Omnipresent Eyes

It’s quiet and desolate on the city streets, except for the omnipresent eyes in the corner.

Omnipresent Eyes

Chicago Riverwalk

Chicago Theater

The landmark Chicago Theater at State and Lake streets. The vertical sign is nearly six stories tall.

Chicago Theater Art

On the Town

Two young ladies head out for the evening.

Photo taken on Chicago’s North Side, and painted in Corel.

On the Town Impressionistic

Sentinel Sunset

Impressions of the little lighthouse at Fabyan Park in Geneva, Illinois.

Sentinel Sunset

On the Rise

Illinois corn stalks climb towards the blue sky.

Post work in Corel.

Corn Stalks Rising

Peaceful Symmetry

Rows of trees line the spring path at St. James Farm in Warrenville, Illinois.

Tree Symmetry

Willows at the Horse Farm

Spring willows provide a predominant backdrop at the horse farm.

The Willows Art

Crossing Over

The rustic wooden bridge encourages foot traffic to the other side.

Photo taken at St. James Farm in Warrenville, Illinois, and processed in Corel.

Bridge at St. James Farm

Patch of Serenity

A patch of serenity at St. James Farm in Warrenville, Illinois.

Solitude

On a Country Road

Serenity and art on the Illinois roadway.

Art on a Country Road

Spring Reflections

Spring trees reach for the sky and drop into the water at Mayslake, in Oak Brook, Illinois.

Spring Reflections

The Look

Jax, providing a classic Border Collie look.

The Border Collie Look

Berries & Bubbles

Delicious enough to drink and eat.

Strawberry & Seltzer

America’s Pastime

The United States flag wrapped around a baseball – iconic Americana.

America's Pastime

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