Parallel Worlds

A Glimpse of Parallel Worlds

Morning Reflections – Looking at the world upside down from three different locations. First one was captured on a misty morning at Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve in Valparaiso, Indiana. Autumn brought out the beauty of bare trees at Gabis Arboretum at Purdue NW on the second shot. Last, ripples of reflections on the Great Marsh – Indiana Dunes National Park.

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Changing Focus Blogging Challenge – Reflections
Water Water Everywhere #95

Chicago Lights

Chicago Lights

One of my favorite get-aways is taking the train into Chicago and spending a couple of nights in the center of downtown. Love getting up before sunrise to walk down the streets without the busyness of traffic and crowds. Staying at one of the hotels along the riverwalk provides the perfect window views of the first light of day and also artificial lights shining across the skyline.

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Lens-Artists Challenge #166 – Artificial Light

Golden Sunrises

Golden Sunrises

Sunrise along the trails at Coffee Creek Watershed Preserves and the Indiana Dunes State Park.

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Sunday Stills – Gold
Life in Colour – Gold

Blue Angels

I was thrilled to get to the Gary/Chicago Airport just in time to watch the fearless US Navy Blue Angels take off for a practice run in preparation for the Chicago Air Show.

I never tire of watching the squadron of F-18s taxi in formation and finally take-off into the sky.

The One That Got Away

It was difficult to keep up with the fighters as they sped down the runway as you can see by the one that got away.

Another important member of the team is a C130J Super Hercules. Appropriately nicknamed “Fat Albert”, the C130 carries spare parts, equipment, and support personnel between shows.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Going Wide
Ragtag Daily Prompt – Fearless

The Stone Family

Just three days ago, I said on my “The Art and the Artist” post that I rarely take photographs of people and here I go and take on an entire family portrait!

Say hello to the
Stone Family

Spotted this clan as I was walking along the shores of Lake Michigan. I thought they were quite creative and fun. Don’t you?

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Photographing Public Art Challenge
Ragtag Daily Prompt – Stone

Green of Summer

Green of Summer

Looking forward to autumn colors as I enjoy the last bit of summer green along the Little Calumet River Trail – Indiana Dunes National Park.

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Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge – Dark Greens
Which Way Photo Challenge

Light in the Darkness

Sunrise – Light in the Darkness


The order of the eternal manifests itself in the sun
which rises and the heavens which falls.

Jens Baggesen


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Writer’s Quotes Wednesday Writing Challenge – Order

The Art and the Artist

The Art and the Artist

I rarely take photos of people but I couldn’t stop myself from capturing a memory of this chalk artist on the sidewalks of Florence, Italy.

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Photographing Public Art Challenge #13

Kaleidoscope of Color

In the Garden – Kaleidoscope of Color

Spent the morning at Chicago’s Garfield Conservatory. I was greeted by a kaleidoscope of color from the tiles on the Zellij Fountain and continued throughout the different gardens. What a perfect place for macro photography!

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Ragtag Daily Prompt – Kaleidoscope
Flower of the Day

Sense of Foreboding

One might think that being out before sunrise on a foggy morning might create a sense of apprehension or foreboding.

Sense of Foreboding

Quite the opposite is the case for me. The assurance of the sun rising and breaking though the fog is one thing that has not failed yet.

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Ragtag Daily Prompt – Foreboding
Weekend Sky #40