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.
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.
The rustic wooden bridge encourages foot traffic to the other side.
Photo taken at St. James Farm in Warrenville, Illinois, and processed in Corel.
Beyond the serpentine path and tall grasses, the prairie unveils the mystery near the top of the slope, with meadows and wildflowers in the distance.
Peck Farm Park in Geneva, Illinois is the venue for nature’s beauty.