Pursuit

It is amazing what you are able to see when you take a moment to stop, collect yourself, and live in the moment. I feel like I have not been able to do this as much lately and it makes me sad. I feel like I am scrambling and trying to figure a variety of…

Fear

This picture was taken today on my night drive. For those of you who know me, I am obsessed with sunsets and take advantage of every opportunity to capture them. As spring approaches, the days are getting longer, so I know my best chance to view these sky paintings in all their glory is around…

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…

Breathe

This picture was taken Friday night at Grant Township, also known as Field of Dreams. This place is a short three minute drive from my house and is somewhere I go to work out, relax, and think. It also happens to be a spot where I see some great sunsets, much like the one in…

Light Within Darkness

This picture was taken today at one of my favorite places in the world, the Grant Community High School baseball field. The weather from yesterday to today did a complete reversal, as the storm clouds, colder temperatures, and winds blew on in, making it a less than ideal environment for someone like me to be…

Clarity

This picture was taken today on my way home from work on a stretch of Old McHenry Road in Lake Zurich. The sunsets we have been getting during early fall have been spectacular, so naturally I have my phone ready to snap off pictures at a moments notice. While finding a good angle was hard…

Happy Place

This picture was taken today at what I often refer to as my “Happy Place”. Field of Dreams, which is about a three minute car ride from my house, is somewhere I have enjoyed myself for many years. It is on the extremely quiet Molidor Road, which is tucked away near acres of forest preserve….

Route 60 Sunset

This picture was taken yesterday on my way home from work. This bend of IL Route 60 is pretty awesome because it is wide open, giving all of those who travel on this road a great view of any cloud formations or sunsets that happen to be occurring that day. Yesterday’s sunset was pretty great,…

Seize The Day

This picture was taken earlier this month on the Singing Hills trail near the Liberty Lakes neighborhood in Wauconda. I ride this trail fairly often, as it is a great alternative to riding on busy Gilmer Road. I have not been able to ride for a couple weeks due to being caught up with work…

Singing Hills Sunset

This picture was taken in early September on the Singing Hills trail, which is part of the Millennium Trail network in Lake County. This section starts on Gilmer Road in Wauconda and wraps its way into Volo and Round Lake. This scene was snapped minutes before sunset, so a number of interesting things pop out….

The Path Least Taken

This picture was taken in late August on a stretch of Millennium Trail that extends into the Valley Lakes neighborhood starting near Wilson Road and crossing over Nippersink Road. This is just one of many stretches of trail that line the Lake County area. Not only does the openness of the land give you a…