Tag Archives: Parks

Apples and Cabbage (more signs of Spring in Starved Rock)

 
 
 
 
 
Commonly called mayapple~  Podophyllum peltatum,
cover parts of the wooded areas.
the Skunk Cabbage here~  Symplocarpus foetidus, is a rather foul smelling plant that love wet areas.
 And the final sign that Spring has arrived in Starved Rock…..
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Another hike through Matthiessen

 Sometimes it’s hard to believe that a place such as this exsists in the middle of flat prarrie and corn fields. 
 headed down (the ultimate workout!)
 shallow water

 spanning the canyon
 crack in the wall
vines 
(it was so humid that the lens on my camera fogged up)
Matthiessen State Park, Utica, IL

Matthiessen

tree feet & the mighty Illinois

Nothing special today. 
Just a little visit to Starved Rock, playing with the setting on my camera
~tree roots exposed by many a flood~
Little waves, washing up pebbles and driftwood on the Illinois river
Looking across the Illinois river to Plum Island 
(a native American burial ground)