Amy at The World is A Book has given us the challenge this week to find layers.

This summer we drove through South Dakota’s Badlands on the way home from Wyoming. The Badlands were so good this year, greener than we’ve ever seen.

Badlands layers

Although not spectacular on such a large scale, there are plenty of layers to be found at McDowell Forest Preserve in Naperville, Illinois, my home park where I walk whenever possible.

Summer layers

Frosty fall layers

Feathery fall (and frosty) layers

Have a wonder-filled weekend!

  1. Sue says:

    Some good layers, Janet!

  2. Su Leslie says:

    I love the contrast in scale here Janet. And the last shot is particularly lovely.

    • Thanks, Su. “My” park is a continual delight to me, a bittersweet one this year as we’ll be moving early next year. I’ll just have to discover a new one. 🙂

  3. We went to the badlands when I was a kid. I found a fossil jawbone there. Thanks for the fond memories.

  4. Dan Antion says:

    I love the way our favorite places change over time and with the seasons. We go often, but it’s always different some how. These are beautiful photos, Janet.

  5. de Wets Wild says:

    Now those are layers I can immerse myself into – not another human anywhere in sight!

    • 🙂 I feel like that as well. I’m happy that there are parks of all types: city, state, and national. But I’m always happy when I go to the park and never see anyone else while I’m there. 🙂 There were plenty of people in the Badlands, but it’s such a big place that it wasn’t bad.

  6. It is beautiful. I like the way the landscapes change with the seasons

  7. Leya says:

    Lovely season images, Janet. This area is very beautiful – thank you for the tour!

  8. Amy says:

    A beautiful park for a walk. Love the season changing layers. Well captured, Janet!

  9. Resa says:

    Very lovely shots, Janet. Thank you!

  10. Beautiful, beautiful layers!