Frizztext’s A-Z Challenge this week on Flickr Comments at http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/tagged-c-2/ is the letter C.
In response I can do no better than to simply say Cantigny.
The gardens at Cantigny Park, once the home of Robert R. McCormick, are some of the most beautiful in the Chicago area.
Located in Wheaton, Illinois, Cantigny boasts a gorgeous rose garden, immaculately kept formal gardens and a most informative Idea Garden.
Every season has its own special magic at Cantigny, notably the colorful tulips in April and glowing, red Shirley poppies in June.
Statues and fountains grace the borders and walkways, everything kept neat and trim. With 22 separate gardens there’s something for every taste including a Prairie/Savannah Garden.
This year I’m hoping to spend more time there. It’s a little further to travel than the Botanic Gardens, but I think the photographic rewards will be well worth the effort.
Frizztext’s A-Z Challenge this week on Flickr Comments at http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2014/01/14/tagged-b-2/ is the letter B. These seemed to be obvious choices.
A bear blowing bubbles at Lincoln Park Zoo.
A booming bullfrog at Spring Valley Nature Center.
A blue butterflyin the butterfly exhibit at Brookfield Zoo.
A blue boat on the Chicago River.
And a bridge leading to the Japanese Garden in the Chicago Botanic Garden.
It’s been a while since I participated in Frizztext’s A-Z Challenge on Flickr Comments at http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/tagged-a-2/ so what better place to restart than with the letter A.
An arc of water spanning the Chicago River. Part of the Nicholas J Melias Centennial Fountain, this enormous jet of water shoots across the river every hour on the hour for 10 minutes.
The Art Institute of Chicago. A slightly different view from the usual ‘front steps with two lions’ angle.
An anchor aboard one of the tall ships at the Tall Ships Festival at Navy Pier.
Adler Planetarium, one of the many interesting tourist attractions in downtown Chicago.
Purple allium, my favorite color and a flower that grows well in our area.