Green Chicago…pick 23 of 52 Adventures in Chicago

Once again it’s been forever since we picked one of our 52 adventure cards. It’s the last week of summer so, before we’re on a rigid back-to-school schedule, I thought we’d make a trip to the Chicago Botanic Gardens.
It’s been years since I’ve been out here and the kids have never been; there are certainly some fun attractions for kids—Butterflies & Blooms and the Model Railroad Garden. My daughter loved the butterflies and seemed to have the magic touch, they couldn’t keep from landing on her! However the railroad garden was a hit with all of us, it’s really fantastic! A fun replica of some of the States attractions: Mount Rushmore, Seattle’s Pike Place Market, San Francisco and the Statue of Liberty to name a few. There’s also a tram which I would recommend if you want to see the entire grounds since the gardens are enormous; 385 acres! It would definitely take all day to walk around the whole thing, which could be nice if you have the time, but with a very curious 2 year old we might be there all week!
Onto the photography! Since I recently sold my macro lens I thought I’d try something a little different with photographing the flowers, so here’s my attempt at some abstract nature photography. It’s always fun to try something different!
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