Last weekend, Robbie I were reminiscing about the spontaneous adventure trip we took in March, and decided to get in the car and just drive. We couldn't take another overnight trip, but we wanted to find somewhere new and interesting where we could wander and take some pictures. We ended up coming upon a park in the western Chicago suburbs called Cantigny. I'd actually been there a loooong time ago (like high school), with an oil painting group. I didn't remember much about it, other than the fact that it was beautiful and massive. Those are both good qualities for a location to possess when you're hoping to have some photo taking fun, so we went for it.
Lucky for us, it was a nice day, and there was a ridiculous amount of gorgeous flowers, plants and trees (and honeybees!) everywhere. We don't have a fancy camera, but Robbie does have an Olloclip lens for his iPhone, which makes for some pretty killer macro shots.
When we're on one of our picture taking adventures, we try to just enjoy it and not obsess over details. If we see something cool, one (or both) of us takes a picture. It's always fun to play around with different filters when we're using our iPhones, so we didn't even bust out the camera and just focused on snapping pics that way. (Side note >> Maybe I'm getting old, but does anyone else ever think about how cool it is that you can use a phone for photography these days? My dad, who refuses to even go digital and only uses black and white film that he develops himself, would disagree. But I think it's kind of amazing that you can produce some really rad images via a cell phone.)
I'm fairly certain we'll visit Cantigny again in the summertime. I think it would be awesome to go back in a couple of months (and maybe again in the fall) and see how the plants and flowers change with the seasons. Maybe we'll put together a little seasonal "bees + flowers + trees" photo series...