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Register now for Spring Photo Classes

Spring is (hopefully) just around the corner and with it comes these spring photography classes.   Just go to chicagobotanic.org/adulted. Other ways to register: Call 847,835.8261 or stop at the Info Desk in the Visitor Center when you’re next at the garden. Check out this list of Carlson classes to find the photo fun that’s right […]

An Image from the “Natural Beauty at Home and Beyond” Photo Exhibition

Title: “Pansy Faces.”   Here’s the story behind this image:   Late on a gray Tuesday afternoon, I found myself walking down the main street in the highly-visited (i.e. overly touristy) Cotswold town of Broadway. Wanting to escape the coach loads of visitors that were beginning to swarm around the shops, I ducked down a small […]

An Image from the “Natural Beauty at Home and Beyond” Photo Exhibition

Title: “Oasis.”   Here’s the story behind this image:  Some kind Parisian soul decided to place a plastic bucket under the water stream of this public fountain to make it easier for passing animal friends to enjoy a drink. Since this is France, why not add some color to the scene by tossing in a […]

An Image from the “Natural Beauty at Home and Beyond” Photo Exhibition

Title: “The SMALL JOBS of Paris” Here’s the story behind this image:  I happened to see this colorful wagon while walking towards the Eiffel Tower on a bright September Saturday. I was intrigued by not only the color but the title “Small Jobs” (Les Petits Metiers)  on the wagon.  A few shoppers, probably tourists like […]

An Image from “Natural Beauty at Home and Beyond” Photo Exhibit

Title: Bridge Over Untroubled Water Here’s the story behind this image: While driving to class at the Chicago Botanic Garden on a rather foggy Sunday morning, I noticed that the fog did not completely reach my car but extended into the distance and included the Serpentine Bridge. I just happened to have a camera bag […]