Of Pain and Pleasure Sketch

Bittersweet. The definition: Of pain and pleasure. For how can we know pleasure without knowing what pain is? We can't. How we wish we could eliminate the pain...but it is impossible. We must accept it and it does make us stronger. Anyway, last Sunday I went walking at Turtlehead Lake during an unseasonably warm day. … Continue reading Of Pain and Pleasure Sketch

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Trees of Turtlehead Sketch

Nov. 3, 2010 54°F, clouds coming from the west, wind Turtlehead Lake I find a group of trees along the orange trail that holds my attention, I make myself comfortable and sit right down. The sun at my back is starting to fade as a thin layer of clouds arrive bringing with it a stronger wind. I … Continue reading Trees of Turtlehead Sketch

Turtlehead Lake Birds

Oh boy do I love spring when the birds return! It's so exciting to see a bird you have never seen before or one that you haven't seen in nearly a year! Well, that's what happened when I visited Turtlehead Lake in region 8 of the Cook County Forest Preserves yesterday evening. My first thrilling … Continue reading Turtlehead Lake Birds