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…

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…

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….

Escape The Chase

This picture was taken a few weeks ago on a day hiking trip to Starved Rock State Park. As I have said in previous entries, this is an unbelievably beautiful and special place with so much to see and do. The hours seem to fly by because you get lost in all the amazing rock…

State Of Mind

This picture was taken earlier last week on my way home from Wisconsin. It had been storming on and off all day and would continue to do so for much of the week, so needless to say, it was really nice seeing some bright blue sky. The great thing about being in Wisco is that…

To Be Truly Together, You Must Spend Time Alone

This picture was one of many I took during my time at Starved Rock State Park this past Sunday. Do not be surprised if a number of my future posts are centered around pictures taken there during my past and future trips there. It is an amazing and peaceful place, so if you have a…