Friday, July 5, 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Enjoying the Day

This leopard frog is basking in the sun near the Kankakee River where there are copious quantities of frogs of various sizes this year.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Bees and Milkweed

Milkweed is in bloom and an exceptionally good crop of it is sprouting this year and the bees  and other insects are enjoying it. Hopefully we'll see an exceptional year for Monarch butterflies.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Reflections at Sunset on Cowles Bog

The weather finally cleared long enough for an evening walk. The birds were settling down for the evening, satisfied and full and talking to each other. And clouds lining the horizon dropped down into the bog.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Watch Out for those Needles

This plant tries to protect itself with a row of tiny needles. But the needles don't protect it from being eaten by insects as most of the leaf is gone---eaten all the way up to the security measure.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Swaling Sunset

I look at the swaling sunset
And wish I could go also
Through the red doors beyond the black-purple bar.

I wish that I could go
Through the red doors where I could put off
My shame like shoes in the porch,
My pain like garments,
And leave my flesh discarded lying
Like luggage of some departed traveller
Gone one knows not where.

Then I would turn round,
And seeing my cast-off body lying like lumber,
I would laugh with joy.

In Shame and Trouble
D.H. Lawrence