Cantigny Park in Northern Illinois

Sometimes we have to enjoy the treasures close to home when we can’t get away.  One of my favorite places to visit is Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois.  The estate was owned by Robert McCormick who is known for establishing the Tribune company which contains the Chicago Tribune and WGN.  The estate is named after…

Rodin Gardens and Lessons Learned

I learned a very important lesson on this trip: If you want to see something, make it a priority.  I thought I had time, but for those of you that have been following, you know that the time was cut short.  I am so thankful that I was able to be reunited with my family…

Hanging in the ‘Burbs of Paris

I wonder if anyone can guess where I went today…  I sure didn’t know it existed until I was there.  It all started with the hopes of a gourmet cheeseburger.  I’m not sure what it is about craving the beef sandwich, because I rarely order one at home.  For some reason, I appreciate the twist…

Paris Light

The sky and lighting has not been fantastic so far on this trip.  A day filled with rain and clouds has ended in the best Paris light I have seen since I’ve been here.  I’m hoping for more illumination as my eyes open to the Paris sounds in the morning.

Kew Gardens

If you’re staying in London and you’d like a little nature getaway, you might want to consider Kew Gardens.  This UNESCO World Heritage site is just a Tube ride away.  In a few minutes you can be in a variety of regions.  Visit the woodlands, or find peace in the Japanese gardens.  The gardens expand…

Photos of Flowers

I first got into photography by taking photos of flowers.  My granddad had a gift for composing the perfect flower picture, so I tried to learn from him.  Here are some of my favorites: