Fall Colors Begin

It seems too early for autumn, but the trees never lie.

Fall Rainbow

Following several days of light rain, the sun finally appeared in the late afternoon sky creating a striking rainbow behind the colorful, fall trees.

Annual Scarecrow Festival

The annual Wanatah, Indiana Scarecrow Festival marks the beginning of Fall each September with a parade, craft vendors, rides, food and fun.

Directly across the street from the festival, this house always decorates for the event.

Native American Dance Demonstration

During the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Duneland Heriage Days, the Bailey Homestead offered a glimpse into the past including dances by Native American Tribes.
Spectators were also encouraged to participate in the dance.

Trois Canards

Durning the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Heritage Days, visitors were given a glimpse into the past. At the Bailey Homestead, visitors listen to some traditional French music performed by the trio Trois Canards. The instrument on the left is a Herdy Gerdy.

Trois Canards translated to English means: three ducks.

WWII Era Baseball

When most of the men in America were fighting WWII, the baseball games were sometimes played by women. This reenactment was part of WWII Days in Lockport, IL

Shooting at the Allied Plane

A German soldier fires at a low flying Allied plane during a WWII reneactment. The spent casings can be seen as they are discharged from the weapon.

WWII reenactment
Dellwood Park
Lockport, Illinois

On The Shoulders

A German soldier uses his shoulders to support a machine gun during a WWII reenactment.
Lockport, IL

Firing at the Allies

The Allies approach and two German machine gunners fire.
WWII reenactment
Dellwood Park
Lockport, IL

Watching the Allied Plane Overhead

The Lockport, Illinois WWII Days took place on September 10th and 11th. It was a nice opportunity to see some of the weapons and tools used by both the Allies and the Axis forces.

During Sunday's battle, this German soldier watched as an Allied L-4 Liaison aircraft circled the front lines gathering information on the German positions.

Tribute to 911

World War II Days in Lockport's Dellwood Park held a tribute to the 911 victims.
Immediately following the battle, the WWII reenactment participants -dressed in period uniforms- honored those lost on September 11, 2001.

Photo selected for Magazine Cover

Northern Indiana Lakes Magazine is the latest publication to use a photo of mine in one of their publications.

This barn is located in LaPorte County, Indiana and is one of the few I've encountered with a bale of hay hanging from the loft.

Round Leaf Sundew

A tiny carnivorous plant that thrives in Pinhook Bog, Indiana's only true peat bog. The plant is about the size of a quarter, and attracts insects. When an insect lands on a leaf, the leaf curls toward the center of the plant trapping the insect. It can then be digested.

The bog was formed about 15,000 years ago, right after the ice age, and is home to many unusual plant species. It's closed to the general public most of the year, but open a few hours here and there during open house events.