Beyond the Dunes

The Indiana Dunes National Park has so much to offer to those ready for an adventure.  Here are four photos from one hike.

Beyond the Sand Dunes
Indiana Dunes National Park – West Beach

First, hike to the top of the tall slopes of sand to see what lays beyond the dunes

Beyond the Sand Dunes
Indiana Dunes National Park – West Beach

and be greeted by a quick glimpse of Lake Michigan.

Beyond the Sand Dunes
Indiana Dunes National Park – West Beach

Look a little closer and on a clear day, you might even see the Chicago skyline in the distance.

Glimpse of Chicago
Indiana Dunes National Park – West Beach

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Slope

Morning on the Marsh

The peacefulness and beauty of watching the sunrise while on the trails.

Morning on the Marsh
Indiana Dunes National Park – Great Marsh

“Not all those who wander are lost.”  –  JRR Tolkien

Morning on the Marsh
Indiana Dunes National Park – Great Marsh

One morning on the marsh, three scenes.

Morning on the Marsh
Indiana Dunes National Park – Great Marsh

Quotation Wednesday
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I Often Wonder

As I wander, I often wonder . . . .

Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve
Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

What is up ahead, around the bend?

Coneflowers
Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

Then, I am greeted by a beautiful field of black-eyed Susans along the trail.

Field of Coneflowers
Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

The color of sunshine on a cloudy day.  Happiness!

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