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Volo Bog lushness

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Now that you’ve seen a few closeups of plants at the Volo Bog State Natural Area in Lake County, Illinois, on June 7th, here’s a wide-angle view showing the lushness of the bog.

© 2016 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 20, 2016 at 4:52 AM

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  1. Love green on green on green

    Chas Spain

    July 20, 2016 at 7:55 AM

  2. I love it too. It becomes a study in texture and shape, then.


    July 20, 2016 at 8:07 AM

  3. 50 shades of … green! 😉


    July 20, 2016 at 8:10 AM

  4. That’s a lot of green.

    Steve Gingold

    July 20, 2016 at 2:33 PM

  5. Apparently Volo Bog is a quaking bog? Did you notice any quaking?


    July 21, 2016 at 5:01 AM

  6. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a photo that so strongly evokes the painting of Henri Rousseau. I keep looking and looking, trying to find the tiger or monkey or toucan that surely is hidden in the midst of all that verdant leafiness. Rousseau said about his visits to the Botanical Gardens in Paris, “When I go into the glass houses and I see the strange plants of exotic lands, it seems to me that I enter into a dream.” That’s what this photo feels like: a dream, that I want to walk into.


    July 21, 2016 at 6:03 PM

    • Just call me Douanier Steveau. I don’t just believe but know that no one before you has ever compared a photograph of mine to the paintings of Rousseau. Merci.

      If this is a dream, then we walked into it and emerged in the light of day. I hope you’ll get the chance too.

      Steve Schwartzman

      July 21, 2016 at 7:44 PM

  7. Sure is lush! 😃


    July 22, 2016 at 8:14 PM

    • It looks like something from the tropics rather than from the north-central part of the United States.

      Steve Schwartzman

      July 22, 2016 at 9:15 PM

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