Trust

This picture was taken last Friday on my way to work in the morning. The route I take, which largely involves Fairfield Road, is very scenic. It cuts through a few towns and I see many wonderful forest preserves, wooded areas, and wetlands on my trek. Seeing everything covered in ice and snow makes me…

Roadblock

This picture was taken in early January on my hike through the snowy woods of one of the many trails belonging to the Lake County Forest Preserve. Winter may not be my thing, but there is nothing quite like bundling up, strapping on your boots, and hitting the trails in search of a beauty you…

Distance

This picture was taken in early January on my walk through the woods and off the beaten path a few miles from my house. When you have a sense of adventure, are wearing boots and warm clothes, and are going stir crazy inside your house, you will do things that do not seem normal to…

Strength

This picture was taken yesterday on my way home from lunch at an intersection that is very close to home. We experienced a little bit of a heat wave in northern Illinois during the dead of winter, as temperatures climbed into the low 40s on this most beautiful Sunday. With snow in the forecast, taking…

Fate

This picture was taken last Saturday on a stretch of trail in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Winter has reared its ugly head and been less than kind to the entire Midwest over the past few weeks, but this day gave us some much needed sunshine. The cold weather is always easier to deal with when the sun…

What If

This picture was taken today on my walk through the forest preserve that runs throughout my neighborhood. Most would not have slated a walk through the woods in the dead of winter on their calendar, but I have a knack for adventure, and possibly a screw loose, so getting outside sounded like a good idea….

Your Perfect Ending

This picture was taken in August of 2013 by one of my very best friends, Trey Williams, at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo, Wisconsin. We found our way back to this most special place for the second year in a row, heading south towards home after yet another great trip up north. This is…

Work Through It

This picture was taken at the beginning of the month of December on the last bike ride I took. It seems like some of the great weather I experienced that day has carried over, because it is now the 27th and it’s darn near 50 degrees outside. I could be a fan of a winter…

Warmth

This picture was taken earlier this month on a bike trek through the woods near my house. I have been riding through these woods for over half my life, still finding myself experiencing the same amazing feelings I did as a kid. I feel an overwhelming sense of comfort, like I am in my own…

Drowning In Your Thoughts

This picture was taken exactly a week ago today about two miles from my house on a section of the Millennium Trail near Fairfield Road. As I had mentioned in my previous post, the sun was shining and the weather had lightened up just enough to make a bike ride seem like a pleasant idea….

Exist

This picture was taken today on the Nippersink section of the Millennium Trail. After taking a few weeks off due to the cold weather, I decided to hop back on the bike and see some nature on my day off. Despite the temperature being in the mid-30’s, the lack of wind and abundance of sunshine…

Dream

This picture was taken yesterday at the meeting point of Fish Lake Road and Gilmer Road in the town of Wauconda. After weeks of bitter cold weather, it was actually nice to get a day of decent weather with the temperature being in the 50’s. Of course it dropped back down into the 40’s and…