Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Wandering in the early Spring

© (2013) Photographs by Vicki Polin

Music By Sarah McLachlan - "I will Remember You"

I went wandering a bit with my camera and took a few pictures.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Long Ago

© (2013) Photographs by Vicki Polin
Music by Don McLean - "Vincent"
On a warm spring day had the opportunity to walk around at place filled with childhood memories.

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Mitchell Park Conservatory - Milwaukee, WI

© (2013) Photographs by Vicki Polin
Music by Carly Simons - "Love is a Rose"

Haven't been to the Mitchell Park Consrvatory since I was a young child.  I remember reading about it in my "Weekly Reader", and then my parents took us up to see this amazing place.

Farms in Southern Wisconsin

© (2013) Photographs by Vicki Polin
Music by John Cougar  - Little Pink Houses

Took the back roads from Milwaukee back to Chicago.

Friday, April 05, 2013

Emily Park - Skokie, IL

© (2013) Photographs by Vicki Polin
Music by Five For Fighting - "100 years to live"

I took a stroll through Emily Park in Skokie. This was a very special place for me growing up. Every time I go back here I'm totally amazed at how much it's changed since I went to day camp here several years ago. 

The lagoon used to be filled with snails and leaches. I remember when learning how to row a boat our camp counselors warned us not to fall in. Due to the number of leaches in the water. 

I also couldn't help thinking about the secret path we would take from Oakton Bowl across the bridge of the railroad tracks to get to the park when I was in Jr. High. So many memories flood my mind each time I come here.

Today the wildlife is something I never expected to see in Skokie. Who would have ever think there would be geese living at Emily Park, let alone deer.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Bird Sanctuary at Montrose Harbor - Early Spring

© (2013) Photographs by Vicki Polin
Music by Mumford and Sons

I took a short around the bird sanctuary at Montrose Harbor in Chicago.