Hickory Tree Along the Des Plaines River

http://www.zhibit.org/melissabluefineart This seems like a good morning to look back, while I wait for the snow to melt and for things to green up.  And other things to start flying around and biting (sigh)  🙂 Fifty years ago the Lake County Forest Preserve District voted to preserve a green corridor along the Des Plaines River. …

One Spring Day at the Chicago Botanic Garden

melissabluefineartandgardendesign.com Gardens delight me.  At their best, in my eyes,  they are the hand of man working with nature.  This can lead to a lovely dance, filled with unexpected grace notes. This painting, fresh off the easel, takes us to the Chicago Botanic Gardens.  The CBG is a wonderful place to encounter those delightful juxtapositions,…