Let Others Hold You Up

A person crowdsurfing at a concert.

Back in the day when I reviewed concerts, I had been to my share with great mosh pits and crowd surfing. The challenge was always being in the photo pit and not getting kicked in the head by said crowd surfers.

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Sleepy Time

A big pig sleeping in a pen.

It was sleepy time!

I get jealous of animals that can just sleep, anywhere, with anyone around. I mean, sure, the pig, or maybe a hog, I never know the difference, is stuck in a cage, but they still just look so content catching some Zzzzzz’s.

(Picture from: Wisconsin State Fair – August 11, 2016

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Spring Tree Bloom

Spring blooms on a tree.

We are lucky enough to live near The Morton Arboretum in Illinois. Spring is an awesome time to live near a well-run arboretum, or heck, any type of tree or flower garden place.

Yup, tree blooms don’t last that long, but when they pop, they are awesome!

(Picture is from The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois – Taken April 23, 2017)

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Turtle Togetherness

A group of box turtles on a piece of driftwood.

One of the places I used to love to take a walk was Cricket Creek around the Addison, Illinois area.

There was a lot of wildlife to be found, and on this day a group of box turtles were hanging out on some driftwood, as box turtles are want to do.

(Picture from Cricket Creek, Addison, IL. May 7, 2015)

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Morning Swim

Picture of a morning sunrise with ducks swimming in a pong.

On a slightly foggy morning at The Springbook Prairie Forest Preserve, ducks enjoy the sun rising on a new day.

(Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve, Naperville, IL – April 20, 2013)

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Taking Flight

Picture of a blue heron flying out of the lake.

The Blue Heron looks like a clutzy kind of bird. Watch one long enough, though, and you will see that they are graceful creatures.

(Cricket Creek, Addison, IL – August 14, 2014)

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Orchid Beauty

Picture of purple and white orchids.

Orchids might be hard to keep blooming in the home, but in a botanical garden in Hawaii, they are plentiful and beautiful.

(Botanical Gardens, Hilo, Hawaii. October 13, 2017)

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Nature’s Symmetry

Picture of a flower bloom showing symmetry.

Hawaii has some spectacular foliage! These blooms also show some of nature’s most interesting symmetry.

(Image from Waikoloa Village, Big Island Hawaii – Oct 12 2017)

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Lilac Season

Picture of lilacs in bloom.

With Spring comes lilac season in Illinois. It’s always fun to seen them bloom, especially when a bumper crop. I actually ate some lilac flowers once, in a dish prepared at a fancy restaurant. Tasty!

(Picture of row of lilacs taken using panorama mode on mobile phone)

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Looking Up Can Be Interesting

Interesting picture looking up a light pole.

Don’t be afraid to look at life from a different perspective. Sure, it’s just a light pole, but looking at it different, and while it might still be a light pole, it is just a little more interesting!

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