CFFC: The Ground We Travel

Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge this week is: Ground: sand, dirt, paths, walks, trails, roads, etc.

Bridges, paths & walkways, desert and mountain terrains, and national parks – these are some of the places to find interesting “ground.” Sometimes there is an added bonus: a lizard, a flower, or a butterfly, or something ugly, like trash. This challenge is a way to showcase the photos I don’t usually publish in other posts!

Chicago Botanic Gardens: bridges, paths, and walkways

Cuba Marsh Wildlife Preserve (Illinois): walkways and grassland

The Middle East (Egypt and Israel): Desert landscapes, markets and farms

Mountain and Southwest (USA) terrain: ground above & below the tree line and rocks at Rocky Mountain National Park; trails and paths at Bryce Canyon National Park

FOTD: Volo Bog

Volo Bog, located in a far northwestern suburb of Chicago was one of the nature reserves we visited recently to get away from the boredom of isolated pandemic life. There are trails to explore and wooden walk ways to follow through the bog, in search of birds and other fauna, as well as flora. As we were leaving, I found a patch of these interesting flowers (?) – I think they are flowers, although I have never seen them before or know what species they are.

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Cee’s FOTD 7/25/20

FOTD: Wild Iris

Yesterday, Dale and I took a little excursion up to Volo Bog, north of the northern ‘burbs, just to get away and combat inertia and boredom! We did not see a single (human) soul there, although we did see a few birds, frogs and lots of vegetation. There was something wrong with my memory card so I could not use my camera, just my cellphone. Even so, I got a couple of really nice photos of wild irises.

Fun Fact About the Iris:  The iris gets its name from the Greek word for rainbow, which is also the name of the Greek goddess of the rainbow. The reason may be that the iris comes in so many colors, all the colors of the rainbow!

For more beautiful blooms, go to Cee’s FOTD 6/11/20.