This is a marvelous trail for an easy stroll and bird watching.
The Mnoke Prairie trail combines with the Little Calumet River Trail. The short version of the hike starts at the Bailly Homestead and goes along the Little Calumet River for about a mile before coming to a fork on the path. A sign to the left marks the start of the Mnoke Prairie. The looped trail from this point is slightly less than one mile long.
“It’s not just my imagination. Looking at the sky, the clouds, the moon, and the stars really does make me feel calm and hopeful. It’s much better medicine than valerian or bromide. Nature makes me feel humble and ready to face every blow with courage.”
The world is a canvas for photographers even when that backdrop may be close to your own backyard. For me, that canvas is often the Indiana Dunes National Park. The image above was captured on one of my mornings at the Indiana Dunes National Park. This is Lakeview Beach on the shores of Lake Michigan.
Foggy days are ideal for watching the sunrise at Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve. If you enjoy mornings of quiet peacefulness and beauty, this is the perfect place to start your day.
Don’t do black & white photography much but I sure enjoy it when I do play around with it. I find this type of photography difficult because of the nuances of refinement and classiness that seem to pop out of an image that is captured well. I am working on that and I don’t give up easily. Alway up for a challenge, I am.