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FALL SEASON AT BOTANIC GARDENS!!!

Let's Explore The Chicago Botanic Gardens together for their Late Fall Colors!!! I was thinking of all the soft fall colors and the feel and tones of various grasses, seed pods, and older leaves... It's easy to get great shots of brilliantly colored trees but how are we Artistically at the more subdued colors offered now in the area? Browns, tans, golds, and beiges the colors "after fall peak" could be interesting and beautiful to capture... let's give it a try!

 

Let's all meet in front of the gift shop at 1:00pm to get there as the afternoon lighting begins to soften and get set up for some Beautiful Sunset Lighting later on. (Dependant on Sun obviously [;)]

We're looking forward to seeing everyone, Hope You can make it!!! 

Sandi and Bob Pleva NPM

Rain Date and Weather: If intolerable weather/rain is forcasted... we will re-schedule for Sunday November 3rd, same time, same place...  you will be notified late Friday night/Saturday morning if we are going to reschedule based on weather forcast for Saturday.

*Always check our site before heading out for our Meetups for any possible updates or cancellations!*

THE GARDENS, MORE INFO:

Admission is free.

Member Parking is free for members of the Garden, see their site for details to become a member!

$25 per car non-members (includes tax)

(FEEL FREE TO ARRANGE CARPOOLS TO SAVE $, PLEASE USE OUR MSG BOARD TO HELP FIND AND GIVE RIDES)


$10 for senior citizens on Tuesdays (includes tax)
$30 per van (includes tax)
$65 per limousine, minibus, bus & RV (includes tax)
Discounts apply for Cook County residents.
The Garden reserves the right to ask for proof of residency upon entry.

The Chicago Botanic Garden would like to thank our active duty U.S. military personnel and former POWs for their years of service. Please present your ID at the entry gatehouse for free parking (one car/van vehicle per entry).

 

DIRECTIONS: Getting to the Garden by Car From Chicago Follow the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) west to Edens Expressway (I-94) and U.S. Route 41. Exit at Lake Cook Road and travel 1/2 mile east to the Garden. From the north Head south on U.S. Route 41 or I-294. Exit at Lake Cook Road and travel east to the Garden. From the west From I-90, take I-294 toward Wisconsin. Exit at Lake Cook Road and travel east four miles to the Garden. From the south Take I-294 north, exit at Lake Cook Road and travel east four miles to the Garden. [url=http://www.chicagobotanic.org/visit/index.php][/url]

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  • Edward D.

    Had fun shooting the awesome fall colors. Sorry I didn't stick around to meet all of you, but I was in a shooting mood, so less gabbing an more shooting. And, yes Helen, I still wore the big lens system.

    November 4, 2013

  • Brian J.

    It was a great time. These events are always a great excuse to get out and shoot.

    November 4, 2013

  • Eddie M.

    How many photos am I allowed to upload?
    New to this group...
    Thanks.

    November 3, 2013

  • Lynnell

    I had a good time today. Thank you Elizabeth and John for making it so awesome!

    November 2, 2013

    • Elizabeth

      I am so glad to have meet you all. It was great to explore the Gardens with you and John. Have to do this again.

      1 · November 3, 2013

    • John m.

      It was definitely a great time and the company, Lynnell and jen...Elizabeth ;) lol made it that much better looking forward to getting together again

      2 · November 3, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    A wonderful afternoon

    1 · November 3, 2013

  • Helen H

    It was a lot of fun!

    November 3, 2013

  • Helen H

    Thanks Sandi! It was good chatting with you. The Photo Impressionism book is awesome. I'll have to get a copy sometime. I also had fun shooting pictures today. Was there until closing ... Hope to do some photography with you when you can get around more easily.

    November 2, 2013

  • Eddie M.

    Had a great time, thanks Sandi and Bob!

    November 2, 2013

  • kaushik d.

    Thanks it was really nice to be in the botanic garden.

    November 2, 2013

  • Lynnell

    Beautiful colors today.

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I went with my son and we had a nice time. It was cold and overcast, but it was good to be outside to take a few shots of the colors of Fall at the Botanic Gardens. Thanks!

    November 2, 2013

  • kaushik d.

    I am in.

    November 2, 2013

  • kaushik d.

    I am running late will catchup in 30 mins.

    November 2, 2013

  • Denise B.

    Sandi,
    Sorry I'm going to have to bail today also. Was really looking forward to going.

    November 2, 2013

  • Sandi

    HeyALl, Weather Looks Chilli But Fine For Tomorrow!!! I'm Lookin Forward To Seeing Everyone At One Of Our Favorite Places! Still Not Sure We'll Get That Magic Sunset, But We'll Find Out! There Will Be Plenty Of Subject Matter Anyway So See Ya All In the Afternoon!!!

    November 1, 2013

    • Jenny R

      I am not going to be able to come today, sorry to miss you.

      November 2, 2013

    • Brigitte E.

      Sandi, I'm afraid I won't be able to come. Have a good time! Brigitte

      November 2, 2013

  • martin a.

    Sorry change of plans can't make it

    November 2, 2013

  • Sandi

    RSVP IS NOT CLOSED...SO IF YOU CAN'T SIGN UP COME ON OUT ANYWAY!!! I'm Not Sure Why ITs Saying That.. Sorry For Any Confusion...

    November 2, 2013

  • Stacy M

    I am not going to be able to make it afterall. Have fun!

    November 2, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    Hi. My first time in meeting with you. I will meet and carpool with others. Anyone interested?

    October 28, 2013

    • Lynnell

      No problem. How about 12:30? [masked]

      November 1, 2013

    • Elizabeth

      Great. I will see you tomorrow.

      November 1, 2013

  • Edward D.

    I think I only signed up myself. Chris will also be attending. We usually shoot as a team. Besides she is actually a better photographer.

    October 24, 2013

    • Sandi

      Lookin Forward To Seeing You Guys Ed!

      October 26, 2013

  • Carol M.

    My kids got me a camera for my Birthday...It's all new to me, I am really excited.

    October 24, 2013

    • Sandi

      Awesome Carol.. Gotta Love A New Camera!

      October 26, 2013

  • Sandi

    Bob
    Hey All, anyone want to meet at Botanic Gardens before winter sets in? Hopefully we can also get some awesome "Sunset Action" later on if the sun cooperates with our plans!!! ;0) Looking forward to seeing ya!!!

    October 24, 2013

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