Autumn’s Pregame Watercolor

♪ ♫  ARE YOU READY FOR SOME AUTUMN?!?  ♫ ♪ It's coming! Autumn is around the corner and right now you can enjoy its pregame show. I decided to tailgate at the forest preserves and here is what I saw... Honey Bees on Goldenrod Bumblebee on Aster Monarch on Aster Boneset Pink Joe-Pye-Weed Goldenrod Hawk … Continue reading Autumn’s Pregame Watercolor

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Bloodroot Watercolor Sketch

McClaughry Springs Woods Bloodroot - watercolor and micronThey're hereeeee! It's time for some spring wildflowers boys and girls. Get excited!  It's that fleeting time of year, when for a short time, the wildflowers pop up before the trees grow their leaves and the forest becomes shaded. Get it while it lasts. One of my favorite … Continue reading Bloodroot Watercolor Sketch

Deer Grove Forest Preserves

Today I had the chance to hike at Deer Grove Forest Preserves in Palatine, IL. This preserve is a part of the Cook County Forest Preserve Trail System. It consists of about 9 miles of tails, some paved, most not paved. It is surely beautiful. Even though today was a meer 37°F, oh boy did … Continue reading Deer Grove Forest Preserves

Papoose Lake Fun

Recently I stopped at Papoose Lake to have some fun. Oh what fun I did have for sure! Papoose Lake is part of Chicago's Cook County Forest Preserves, the Sag Valley area. It's a quiet little place were few visitors stopped by to fish on the day I visited. Here are some highlights... Black Eye … Continue reading Papoose Lake Fun