Some signs of a bountiful harvest in The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm in South Barrington and The Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe.
For more information on Ailsa’s Travel Theme challenge on Where’s My Backpack? go to http://wheresmybackpack.com/2014/10/03/travel-theme-bountiful/
In celebration of its one year anniversary, Sue’s Word A Week Challenge on A Word In Your Ear at http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/a-word-a-week-challenge-is-a-year-old-favourite/ is Favorite.
Autumn is my favorite time of year and here are some pictures taken at some of my favorite places to visit. Pictured above an autumnal display in The Circle Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
The Morton Arboretum really glows at this time of year.
A colorful pumpkin display at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois.
Autumn grass at the Morton Arboretum.
A single leaf heralding the return of autumn at Spring Valley Nature Center.
Ailsa’s Travel Theme challenge this week on Where’s My Backpack? at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/10/18/travel-theme-brown/ is Brown.
The first two pictures were, for me, an obvious choice for this challenge. Brown County State Park in Indiana lives up to its name when the autumn leaves start to change color.
Pictured below, the grass starts to turn brown at Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota as autumn approaches.
“How now brown cow?” An interpreter greets one of the residents at Volkening Heritage Farm in Schaumburg, Illinois.
One of the many wonders of nature, an interesting brown fungus growing among the fallen trees in the Morton Arboretum.
And I couldn’t resist adding this picture of Hunter, our daughter’s brown Chocolate Lab, getting into mischief as usual.
The Weekly Photo Challenge from the folks on The Daily Post at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/photo-challenge-morning/ is Good Morning!.
I have to admit that I’m not a ‘morning person.’ It takes me a while to get going. I don’t relish getting up early, nor do I need to, but on the few occasions that I do make the effort I’m glad that I did, especially when visiting The Chicago Botanic Garden.
It doesn’t matter so much when you’re doing macro shots of the flowers but, arriving there before the crowds first thing in the morning, it’s so much easier to get those scenic pictures on the Esplanade when nobody else is around.
Pictured above, The Circle Garden and The English Walled Garden.
October in the Heritage Garden. Any morning is a good morning at The Chicago Botanic Garden.
Spearfish Canyon in South Dakota.