A blog about the restoration, remodel and renovation of a 1929 Chicago-style brick bungalow

Walk in the Woods

One of the great things about living in Morton Grove is the amount of green space for a suburb that’s so close to the Chicago city limits. The North Branch of the Chicago River runs through the town not too far from our house, and the river is surrounded by the Cook County Forest Preserve. The north branch bike trail winds through the preserve and leads all the way up to the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe.

It’s been a hellish work week, so I’ll just leave you with some photos I took on a walk with Pete earlier this week in Linne Woods and the adjacent Linne Prairie.

Entering the trail from the nearby residential neighborhood:

The swollen Chicago River:

Walking along the unpaved path to the prairie:

Prairie grasses with the forest in background:

The lone red leaf greeting us in front of our house:

Happy weekend!

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