Over the weekend, my husband and I spent some time walking around the Chicago Botanic Gardens. The outside grounds are still beautiful and serene even though the plants and flowers are no longer in bloom. The entire garden sits on 385 acres, and the outdoor landscaping is definitely worth a trip any time of the year. They also have four greenhouses on site, each housing plants from a different region. Most of the pictures below were taken in the greenhouses, but there are a few from the grounds as well.
Over the last year, most of the photos you have seen on this blog have been taken with my iPhone. I used to have access to an absurdly nice camera when I worked full-time at the University of Chicago, and I dream of the day that I can take this blog to the next level with fancy photography. I am slowly saving up for a nice DSLR, but probably won’t be able to afford one for at least another year. It will be a good graduation/new job present to myself. However, I have to say that I am very impressed with the quality of photos that phones take nowadays. Do you remember what cell phone photos used to look like? It was not pretty. Do you want to know what the very first iPhone/Instagram picture I took was?
That is a picture of the entrance to the Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago. How fitting! By the way, if you want to follow me on Instagram, you can find me under cucina_kristina!