images from Chicago, Evanston, Cook County, and South Jacksonville.
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Water and Light:
Grasses, sedges and assorted weeds in all their glory. The prairie also turns color in the fall. Click an image to enlarge.
The photos were taken at Loyola Park, the lagoon on the Northwestern University campus, the Chicago Botanic Garden, and perhaps elsewhere, at various seasons over a couple of decades. On a few of the images, I also did a little experimentation with filters in GIMP Image Editor.
This post was inspired by the British rock group Renaissance:
A long walk in the garden….
It’s been a relatively drab fall in Chicago and the weather was chill and overcast, but it was still worth taking the time to walk through the Chicago Botanic Garden. Rather more photos of water than foliage this year.
Most folks don’t realize that the Garden is accessible via public transit: PACE’s Route 213, Greenbay Road, that can be picked up a its southern terminus, the Davis Street CTA station in Evanston. Only every other run directly serves the Garden, but the alternate run will drop you off at Lake-Cook Road & Greenbay Road. This is a short walk to the Garden pedestrian gate. Added benefit: no admission charge for pedestrians.
The Garden is also served by bike paths.