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.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge on Cee’s Photography at http://ceenphotography.com/2013/11/19/cees-fun-foto-challenge-three-items-or-the-number-three/ is Three.
I always look forward to these ‘number’ challenges and am usually surprised at how many pictures I can come up with when going through the files.
Three jockeys preparing for a race at Arlington Park, Illinois. I guess this one would have been good for Ailsa’s Travel Theme challenge on Where’s My Backpack? at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/11/15/travel-theme-short/ which was the subject ‘Short’.
Three fountains in the Rose Garden at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois.
Two’s company. Three‘s a crowd! Shortly after I’d taken the picture of the two sea lions seen in Sue’s ‘Word A Week Challenge,’ a third one joined the group, causing quite a commotion.
Three butterflies on some pretty purple flowers.
Three spires atop the Hindu temple in Bartlett, Illinois.
Three carousel horses on display at The House On The Rock in Wisconsin.
Three golden flowers growing in the Chicago Botanic Garden.