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

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.

© Irene Tron. All photos are my own.
No usage allowed in any form without my written consent.

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

A Walk to Chellberg Farm

A Walk to Chellberg Farm

A visit to Chellberg Farm starts on a tree lined trail. If you just keep walking about one half mile you’ll catch a glimpse of the farmhouse. Get off the main trail a little bit and take a right to get a lovely view of the prairie, some cows, pigs and the garden. Early mornings are often filled with sunshine breaking through the fog. On this day, I happened to run into Mr. and Mrs Chellberg, all dressed in their gardening clothes as the watched over their lovely flowers, fruits, and veggies of all varieties.

Chellberg Farm is on one of several trails that are part of the Indiana Dunes National Park.

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Lens-Artists Challenge – Keep Walking

Not Alone

Not Alone in My Yard

Took a walk around my yard and discovered that I was not alone! Plenty of insects were enjoying my blooming wildflowers. There’s a wonderful world even right outside my doorstep.

Lens-Artists Challenge – It’s a Wonderful World

Singing in the Rain

This morning, I found myself walking between raindrops about a couple of miles into my hike. I sure was glad no one else was around because before long, I found myself . . .

Singing in the rain
Just singing in the rain
What a wonderful feeling
I’m happy again
– Arthur Freed

Lens Artists Photo Challenge #142 – You Pick It !

My Happy Place

Racing out the door to beat the sunrise with my camera in hand, ready to click. That, my friends, is my world and my happy place!

Indiana Dunes State Park

Lens-Artists Challenge #135: Glimpse Into Your World