Several posts ago I showed images of activities in Lincoln Park after our first measurable snowfall. Here is one more plus some photographs taken last spring. Quite a difference between the two seasons. Each season brings its own recreational happenings.
Snowman building is a team effort. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg
Another couple with their pet walk along the lakefront path, avoiding the more populated bike/pedestrian path further west. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg
The lawn areas of Lincoln Park are often too wet for people to use in the early spring. While people stay on pathways this time of year a pair of ducks relax in one of many vernal pools.
Took a leisurely walk around South Pond in Chicago’s Lincoln Park; situated just south of the Zoo. The weather was remarkably warm for mid-November; in the upper 60s. FYI, winter is on the way tonight, just in time for Christmas/Thanksgiving parades. Many perennials continued their bloom while going to seed in preparation for dormant months ahead.
Jerusalem Artichoke still in bloom along the restored prairie surrounding South Pond in Lincoln Park. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg
Bloom and bud along Lincoln Park’s South Pond. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg
Yellow bouquet among the drying prairie grasses. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg
Hardy Hydrangea’s were mostly going to seed as their colors faded to earthen colors; but one bloom still drew it’s own attention. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg.
Macro view of Hydrangea bloom and seeds. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg
Drying on-the-vine Hydrangea
Flowers turns to seed
Perennial preparation for
A season’s passing days.
NOTE: The pink, or blue, color of the Hydrangea is known to be controllable. See the following information: www.hydrangeashydrangeas.com/colorchange.html
Closeup of Hydrangea bloom changing to seed. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg
Hydrangea seeds in Lincoln Park, Chicago. copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg
Light and shadow of a macro view of Hydrangea. Copyright 2016, Pamela Breitberg
End of summer, beginning of fall. Copyright 2015, Pamela Breitberg
Morning walks take me along this foot path between abandoned railroad tracks and a frontage road. The air has cooled, the ground is dry. Fallen berries signal the beginning of autumn. Soon the red berries will joined by red, orange, and yellow leaves.
I am thankful for each season of life. Blessings to you this day after Thanks-giving Day.
Aster copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg