Summer’s farewell…

The soft colored, delicate, yet hardy, Japanese Anemone is a welcome, graceful contrast from the bright yellows of many summer flowers. For me, I know that summer is on it’s way out, allowing for Autumn’s entry. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

While the most common Japanese Anemone in gardens is white with a pinkish tinge, this Rosy colored find is equally beautiful. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

From bud to bloom to seed, this flower draws attention throughout it’s arrival in late summer. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Gentle, quiet loveliness. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Shades of sunshine…

Close up of late summer yellows that are so prevalent in the Midwest prairies. They are beginning to change from flower to seeds. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Reflections from rain drops on the petals. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

The open spaces between the tall thin stands of priaire yellows makes it seem that this small space is actually quite large. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Spying a Monarch butterfly is icing on the cake today; soon they will migrate South leaving stands of seedheads and golden grasses. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Random observations…

Ok or not?! Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

What does it mean when the geese cross the path? Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Leisure time for Grandmother and grandchild and man’s best friend. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Workout time for MANY young mothers. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Ah…..summer time. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Lincoln Park icon. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Summer home. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Pathway between to and from. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Creative designs…

Some of Summer’s outdoor enjoyment are the gardens of flowering colors and shapes and smells. Lincoln Park explodes this time of year with a bounty of gardens not to be missed! Here is just one small sample of summer perrenials found in Lincoln Park.

Purple Coneflower gently leans on a rail along North Pond in Lincoln Park, Chicago. Summer prairie perrenials, Black Eyed Susan, complement this bloom. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

A cluster of Red Bee’s Balm makes a simple, yet, profound floral arrangement. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Sun-ny flowers…

Summer time Bee on summer time Sunflower. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Up and coming Sunflower. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

First bloom of a cluster of Sunflowers. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Ever vigilant…

The male Red-wing Blackbird appear flighty and quite noisy when one strolls through the prairie. Here at a restored prairie-land in Lincoln Park, Chicago a Red-wing Blackbird remains alert while resting on a fence and then a pathway. The restored prairie is fenced and therefore protected; but the location around South Pond is a favorite hangout of families when visiting the adjacent Zoo making feathered parents alert and restless. Males may guard up to a dozen ground laid nests. It appeared that today he was watching some young ones practice flight. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

A caring, vigilant father watching over his young. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

A momentary change of location while this Red-wing Blackbird keeps close watch on passers-by. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Similar yet unrelated…

Scrolling through some summer-created images I noticed the similar shaped flowers of the Petunia and the Bindweed. Sometimes nature (and/or God) designs complete originals and sometimes it copies parts of it’s other creations.

Ever-popular and reliable Petunias blooming in an outdoor planter. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg.

Ever-UNpopular Bindweed; unpopular because of it’s binding/choking nature to other plants. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg.

Chicago 2018 Lighthouses….

Sharing here just some of the MANY lighthouses decorating Michigan Avenue this summer. These were made to highlight special needs persons and to showcase their gifts of talents. Enjoy and come see! All images copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg