Natural fears…

Just outside the lion den at Lincoln Park’s Zoo was this scary creature. Nature’s addition to the zoo’s Fall Festival of creepy things! Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Good-morning stretch before naptime. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

It’s beginning to look like Halloween time…

A friendly ghost greets visitors while walking through Lincoln Park’s Zoo in Chicago. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Pumpkins carved prior to Halloween (October 31st) tend to whither and rot which adds to the creepiness of the carvings. Warmer afternoons aid in the process. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

This guy has a full main of straw hair, rare for pumpkin heads. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Trio of freaky faces. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Among the prairie grasses…

The tall, green stars of the prairies (not to be confused with Blazing Star found on the prairie), the vast expanses of grasses, are reaching their beautiful, golden stage while still upright blowing in the breeze. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Obediant Plant continues to bring color to the ever fading hues on the prairie landscape. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Peeking out through the grasses is a small clump of Japanese Anemone. Not a native species, but a welcome addition in this urban patch of prairie. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg.

Not just weeds…

The Dandelion is one of many Eurasian imports to the Chicagoland garden. Considered a weed because of its prolificacy in this environment. It is revered by children and salad lovers; for these persons it is a welcome community member. This image shows the stages of life for the beloved and/or detested Dandelion. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Awesome details…

Look closely and you can see the tiny florets changing to berries. The growing season is coming to a close for the year. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

The background flower compliments the main subject in this close up photograph of a wonderful cluster of unique beauty. God’s creativeness continues to awe me. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Return of cool…

The ever fascinating Pansy (think Disney movies) is aflower favored in Autumn as well as Spring gardens because it tolerates cool temperatures. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Autumn portrait…

The golden, drying off grasses in the background complement the sunlight filled Hibiscus flower. Our 5 mile walk yesterday through Lincoln Park and it’s Zoo was rich with sights of nature’s wonders. Copyright 2018 Breitberg

Hibiscus blooms warrant a close up look. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg