Nature

Starved Rock with the Nephew (contains photos of snake and spider)

Starved Rock with the Nephew (contains photos of snake and spider)

Having enjoyed the first trail I took my nephew on, I was able to take him to one other place while he visited. Work kept me too busy to spend too much time with him. But decided to drive him down to Starved Rock. It was quite muddy and he was wearing white shoes. He wasn't too happy about that and I didn't get to show him the hidden places, but he enjoyed the place nonetheless.

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A Walk with the Nephew

A Walk with the Nephew

So, my nephew visited for a few weeks and wanted to go walking with me. He use to not like walking too much when he would visit, but last time I did managed to get him on a trail he liked. This year I took him on a different trail. We actually walked about 7 miles that day. I was really surprised he enjoyed it. And we even got to see an endangered turtle!

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Oh deer! A skeleton in the field. (Graphic)

Oh deer! A skeleton in the field. (Graphic)

It's been a while, but decided to rush out after work with the camera yesterday. It was the first truly nice day in weeks. Though I knew it'd be muddy because of all the rain lately.

70f and sunny at 2:30pm when I clocked out. I had to rush home, change, get my gear together, and decide where to go. I decided on my favorite recent place of Penny Road. A very big area to walk with a lot of woods and big fields. Having previously seen coyotes, hawks, owls, and quite a number of other animals in the area; I thought it would be a good trip for a few quick shots.

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