At the end of July, I had just two photos (an elaborate door knocker and a turtle) left to find for Rinda's Summertime Photography Hunt. I knew I'd be able to find both, but I got a bonus photos as well.
I expected to find the door knocker on East Ave. in Rochester, but I didn't have to wait until we got home. One of our last days in Chicago, Tracy and I took a walk through a beautiful neighborhood in Evanston, not far from Sarah's new house.
Here's a closer look:
One of my favorite places to visit in Highland Park is the Lamberton Conservatory (especially in the winter). There are several small ponds scattered among the plant displays where turtles happily swim about and rest among the plants. I walked up there a week or so ago, and here are three turtle photos.
And my favorite:
But actually, the find of the month was the three flags on a pole. I'd found an acceptable version at the Calgary Stampede, but the photo below is what I really wanted. I first saw it in June as we drove home from Chicago after helping Sarah and Adam move. We were zipping along the Ohio Turnpike, and there was No Way I was ever going to have captured it. In early August, we were (once again) zipping along the turnpike at 70 mph when Tracy said, "Quick, grab your phone! The flags are ahead." I'm amazed at how clear this photo came out. I had exactly one chance to get it as we flew by.
And, lucky me, the wind was blowing so all three flags are flying in the breeze!
You can find all my Summertime Photography Photos for 2015 by clicking on the logo on my sidebar. It will take you to my SmugMug album with all the photos. Thanks, Rinda, for another great summertime photography hunt! It's one of my favorite activities every summer.