Nature is painting for us, day after day,
pictures of infinite beauty.
~ John Ruskin
This is so true. One need not jet off to an exotic location to see beautiful sights; they might be just outside your door. Take the time to notice nature!
I made the image featured here back in Illinois last summer, near where I grew up. Moraine Hills State Park and the adjacent McHenry Dam State Park comprise more than 2,000 acres of beautiful woods, prairie, wetlands, lakes – and access to the Fox River. It may be suburban Chicago, but that feels far away when you’re hiking through this picturesque area.