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

The Chicago River at Michigan Avenue.

Bridge at the River_Painting

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

A Perfect Union

The perfect end to the day as nature unites land, water, sky, and sun.

Land Water Sky Sun

Reservations for None

Mysterious Prairie

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.

Mystery off the Prairie Art

Lakefront Impressions

Chicago’s lakefront viewed from Navy Pier, where sailboats rule the water.

Post work in Corel.

Lakefront Impressions

Black and White Chicago

The beautiful city at night, lights ablaze.

My Town Art

Shadows at The Boat House

Light and shadow play at Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva, Illinois.

The Boathouse Shadows Art

A Higher Plane

Bridget and Maisy on a higher plane than the photographer (naturally).

A Higher Ground

Springtime Supplication

Spring may be slow to emerge, but the trees are imploring the seasonal arrival.

Trees at Spring

Life is Math

How many different shapes do you see?

Photo taken at the entrance to Starved Rock State Park, in Utica, Illinois.

Everyday Geometry

The Sky Meets the River

The sky meets the Illinois River at Starved Rock State Park, in Utica, Illinois.

The Sky Meets the River

Top of the Hill

The old barn stands regally in the rural landscape.

Photo taken in Sugar Grove, Illinois. Post work in Corel.

Standing Proud Artistic

Artistry of the Forest

The trees of beautiful Bliss Woods — a work of natural art.

The Artistry of the Forest

Entrance to the Willow

The inviting willow stands peacefully on the farm.

Photo taken in Sugar Grove, Illinois.

Entrance to the Willow

Becoming One With Nature

More than communing with nature, the golden hair and golden grass unite, becoming one.

One With Nature

Tones of a Coming Season

Winter slowly makes way to spring on the prairie path in Big Rock, Illinois.

Prairie Path Big Rock

Freedom Ahead

The road — a symbol of mobility and freedom.

The Road Ahead

Traces of Blue

Traces of blue punctuate the predominantly white landscape.

Photo taken at Mallard Lake in Bloomingdale, Illinois, on a day of freshly minted snow.

Traces of Blue

The Wait

The interesting gent — clad in pajama-like pants, sporting a baseball cap and cane — waits in earnest at the local bank.

Photo taken in La Grange, Illinois.

Waiting at the Bank

Bangs & Lashes

The beautiful Percheron draft horse, taking a snooze.

Sleeping Beauty Artistic

On Patrol

The barn cat stealthily patrols the farm.

On Patrol

Little Lambs

It’s lambing season at Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago, Illinois.

The Little Lambs

No Hands Family

Chilly weather necessitates hidden hands, while shorts apparently do not pose the same problem.

No Hands Family

Midwest Winter Landscape

The unending fence breaks the stark winter landscape. Photo taken in Aurora, Illinois.

The Fenceline

City Living Impressions

Life at the top of the stairs – a visual story.

City Living Art

The Painted Forest

Rendering of Bliss Woods in Sugar Grove, Illinois.

Artistic Bliss Painting

Midwest Bayou

The surrealistic natural setting of trees encased in ice – our version of a bayou – is the result of recent meteorological fluctuations.  Cold weather was followed by rain, wind, and thawing temps, quickly replaced with bitter cold temperatures.

Photo taken in Sugar Grove, Illinois.

Midwest Bayou

Foothill Flowers

A field of flowers at the forefront of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Foothill Flowers Painting

The Celtic Cross

The Celtic Cross — always handy.

The Celtic Cross

The Benches of Cantigny

Unused, but not forgotten, snow temporarily covers the benches at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois.

The Benches of Cantigny

To Those Who Walked Before Us

An homage to those who forged the original path.

To Those Who Have Walked Before Us

An Unimaginable Picnic

Someday the snow will melt, spring will arrive, and a picnic will be held.

Unimaginable Picnic

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