Hello and a happy new week to you. It was kind of a
dreary cozy weekend here in northern Illinois. However, yesterday was dry and the sun came out a few times for about a minute each, enjoyed those brief glimpses. Being that it wasn’t too cold, my husband and I went for a walk in one of the nearby forest preserves. The one we visited yesterday is my favorite; I feel like I am in a fairy tale when I am here.
We don’t get a ton of fall color, even less this year, but the colors we saw yesterday were quite beautiful. I didn’t anticipate taking photos, but I had my phone with me, so I can share some of the magic with you.
Instead of the golden arches these are tree arches.
Make a wish–wishbone tree trunks.
Aspen trees, says my husband. I thought these were birch trees. I didn’t know aspens grew here. Anyway, the shade of white caught my eye as it stood out from everything else.
I didn’t realize that oak tree leaves can turn anything but brown. Now I know they can be beautiful reds and oranges.
I think fairies must live in this old oak tree. I may, or may not, have caught a glimpse of one. 🙂
Whenever I see mushrooms, I must go and check them out; I find them very intriguing.
All in all, it was a good Sunday. I learned a couple of new things and spent some time out in nature, which is always rejuvenating.
Today, it feels like winter, but the sun was shining practically all day long. I spent about four hours photographing doll ensembles today. Now, I will enjoy a cup of tea while I start to edit them.
I hope you’ve had a good day!