More photos from the outing I posted about yesterday.
This mallard was swimming really fast. I'm amazed the photo turned out this good. The one of his wife was a total blur.
This is a rare but precious specimen that only graces the Botanic Garden on occasion.
This photo and the two below are taken at my favorite spot in the entire 375-acre facility--the walled English gardens.
This water lily was in a cee-ment pond, as Ellie Mae Clampett would say. It was growing near the visitor's center.
If you're ever in the Chicagoland area during the growing season, I really recommend going to the Chicago Botanic Garden. It's in the suburb of Highland Park, about 20 miles north of the city.