Before my sister and I made the trip to the Grand Canyon, a friend of mine told me to look for cactus flowers that bloom beautifully this time of year. I have never seen cactus flower in it’s natural surroundings, unless you count in flower shop.
My favorite part was to look for ones that have a shape of something. I found many cactus animals and other things. Amongst many I saw a hand, a dog, a caterpillar and a man holding squirrel by it’s tail (the last one is my favorite). Looking for them made the hike fun and interesting. If I could, I would stay there whole day and take photos of just the flowers.
Your imagination runs wild there and if you are hiking with kids, it makes for a great game for them.
Me and my best friend (and fellow photographer) decided one Summer day to get up early and take some photos around Chicago.
We somehow managed to get ourselves out of bed beautiful Sunday morning and hit town for the locations that we had previously chosen. The train tracks were pleasant surprise and a bonus we came across, while going from one place to another.
I must add that our loved ones thought we have lost our minds. They kept saying “who gets up early Sunday morning to take photos?” Well, we do!
We ignored their comments (in a loving way) and ended up having fun and productive time, doing what we love.