From last night's sunset visit to Timberlake Forest Preserve; my first visit to this area, which is located just south of Kline Creek Farm. I was looking for egrets and/or herons, of which there were none. Instead, there were lots of people out and about - riding their bikes, walking, taking photos, walking their dogs, and fishing. I counted three little fishing boats, and about a half-dozen groups of people with chairs and fishing poles along the banks of the fairly large pond. There was nothing to hint at the fact that we are still under quarantine orders due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. But was there?
I normally do not include people in my photos, but there was something about this little family that caught my attention. I was intrigued: What was their story? Why were they there? Was it a simple family outing to enjoy the weather, or was there more purpose to their endeavor? Perhaps they were one of the newly-unemployed and were short of food. I did not interrupt, and will never know why any of those people were out there. But I do know this: it was a very bucolic scene and it begged to be shared. I left feeling refreshed, peaceful, and happy. I added a few post-production touches to give it that impressionistic look and feel.
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