Category Archives: Oak Ridge Forest Preserve

White Wildflower

I see these white wildflowers occasionally during the summer. I have yet to take the time to identify them. Sometimes I like to just look at the flowers and not take up a lot of time searching to find their … Continue reading

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Black-eyed Susan in Early Morning Light

Thought I would drop in long enough to leave this photograph before work. The black-eyed susans have started to bloom. Enjoy!

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American Redstart

I believe that this is a femaleĀ  American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla). I’m not 100% sure, it looks like it may be a juvenile. It’s still a little fuzzy. I finally had a beautiful weekend off of work and had some … Continue reading

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Dried Milkweed

This photograph of a dried milkweed plant reminds me of the movie Little Shop of Horrors. “Feed Me!!” Enjoy!

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Dibs

These geese seem to have called “Dibs” on this location. I had walked out closer to the river’s edge to get a better look at something in the opposite direction. I didn’t see these two at first. After a couple … Continue reading

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Intruders

This is one of my favorite photos from my wanderings this past Saturday. It was a foggy day but it was rather warm for December in northern Illinois. I think it is obvious why I called the image intruders. Enjoy!

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Red and Yellow Oak Leaves

I took this image of red and yellow oak leaves last month at the beginning of the autumn color change. I don’t think that it is fair that these beautiful colors last such a short amount of time. It’s seems … Continue reading

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Taste of Fall

Today I’m working on some of the photographs I’ve taken so far this fall season. I thought I would share some of them and also let you all know that I will be participating in Blogging 201 starting tomorrow. I … Continue reading

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Young Oak Fall Colors

Unexpectedly the sun came out yesterday afternoon. This is an image of a young oak tree in full fall colors. I sat on the ground in order to get the beautiful blue sky and fluffy white clouds in the background. … Continue reading

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Red Admiral Butterfly

It looks like it’s going to rain here all week. It is spoiling the extra day off that I had. I planned on taking many photographs of brilliantly colored landscapes. I hope all he rain does not speed up the … Continue reading

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