During my recent trip back to Illinois, I naturally had to take another photo of one of my favorite spots in the park, which works well for showing how trees can lead the eye while creating a beautiful frame for a photo. In this photo, there aren’t a deer and a rabbit, but there are two birds. 🙂

If you’re in Chicago and want to get around without braving the traffic or spending a week’s wages on parking, you can rent one of these blue bicycles, my first entry for this month’s Life in Colour color. And speaking of cycling, anyone else watching the Tour de France? What a first week it’s been!

  1. Wonderful! Thank you 😊

  2. Sue says:

    Oh, I love avenues of trees!

  3. Gypsytoes says:

    Janet, I don’t know why I never subscribed to your blog before. Your photos are delightful. I look forward to every post.

  4. The trees make a great frame.

  5. Dan Antion says:

    I love how even large cities can offer place like this to escape. Great photos!

  6. Ally Bean says:

    Trees make the best photos, don’ they? The blue bikes are cool

  7. That grass and the tree-lined path is gorgeous.

  8. Amy says:

    I’d enjoy walking through the path. Beautifully captured!

  9. JT Twissel says:

    We saw the first accident … but mostly my husband’s been watching Wimbledon,.

  10. Heyjude says:

    I can see why the park view is a favourite, that avenue just makes you want to walk there. And thank you for your first blue! I wouldn’t feel safe on a bike in a city, but then it has been a lot of years since I last rode a bike!

  11. venzvox says:

    That grove looks so peaceful and calm. No wonder you like to photograph it.

  12. de Wets Wild says:

    I can imagine myself on that trail through the woods quite easily!

  13. BeckyB says:

    what a gorgeous #Treesquare

  14. susurrus says:

    Two great pictures for the challenge – and both green, in their own way.

    • A colorful observation, Susan. 😉. I almost panicked when I read “green” though, wondering for an instant what I’d done wrong. 🤭


  15. I love the tree avenue!

  16. Resa says:

    Adore the trees frame! I see the birds!
    I’m not a big fan of bicycles. I’ve been hit twice by speeding bicycles, on the sidewalk.
    Adult men both times.I called them cowards to their faces. They want the privilege of riding on sidewalks because they are too afraid to ride in traffic. We have bike lanes!
    Anyway, hit hard in the same spot on my back. No broken bones, but my back is a mess. PAIN!!!!

    • I can understand why you’d feel that way. Cyclists should always announce that they’re passing you and on which side but many don’t which is both rude and dangerous.