This Land is Your Land! And so is Lake Michigan…

I know, I know, it’s gray outside. Waking up in the morning to “no contrast” is a struggle. But let’s be optimistic and say that the monochrome makes us appreciate the sun and chlorophyll so much more than those people who never see seasonal change. Here’s a few photographs of the Openlands Preserve at Fort Sheridan. We are so lucky that people stepped up to the fundraising challenge and funded the preservation of this 77-acre parcel of lakefront property after the US Army decommissioned it in 2004. Walking in this natural environment–really not a house in sight–is a real treat. Here are a few photos from a recent morning walk:












Ice and water, seagulls cawing, a few souls walking about with their dogs, one man sitting on a cold bench staring at the lake. Yet the waves still wash up on the shore, relentless, energetic.#

Posted on by weedpatchgazette in Conservation and Ecology, Historic Places, Weather

3 Responses to This Land is Your Land! And so is Lake Michigan…

  1. babs

    gorgeous. i love the way you see the world.

  2. Patricia Hill

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  3. Sandra Anselmo

    Awesome!! Thanks for sharing such wonderful photos of Lake Michigan. Twin Lakes is not as dramatic, but there has been really good ice fishing!!!!

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