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So Very Fall, Illinois
A view of a Queen Anne Victorian home in Elgin, Illinois at the peak of Fall color which matches the house trim paint. Yes, this is another view of the same home I have been sharing in photos this last week. I am around the back again trying to peer through a lot of foliage and fencing to get the photos.
#FallColors #FallColours #Victorianhome #QueenAnne #QueenAnnhome #historicpreservation #MidwestUSA #ElginIL
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Queen Anne Home, Fall
In old, central Elgin, Illinois an 1889 Queen Anne home sports a festive exterior with trim colors to match Fall foliage. This view is the front of the home on Division Street and the side view was already posted. Quite a challenge to get the detail with the high contrast and bright light of a sunny November day. The history is interesting and a link to more description is here:
https://historicelgin.com/321-division-street/

I understand why the photo on the web page was taken in winter because there is so much foliage surrounding the home it is very hard to find places to peek through from the sidewalk. The original I have is a massive file size so I had to create a smaller file and on purpose reduce the sharp detail. A classic Midwest USA home in the Fall.
#QueenAnne #QueenAnnehome #ElginIL #FallColors #FallColours #MidwestUSA #architecture #historichome #historicpreservation
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For the life of me, I just don't understand how people choose the paint colors for their historical Victorian homes
Ha ha! Classic fall colors in the Midwest USA, here is 321 Division Street in the old downtown area. For the first time I am working again after a year later and have a trove of images of this home seen on the perfect, peak day for Illinois fall color.

Choosing Fall Colors
A Victorian home in central Elgin, Illinois sports the perfect matches for fall colors in November.

#fallcolors #FallColours #MidwestUSA #Victorian #Victorianhome #historicpreservation
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Falling in Love, Victorian Home
A welcoming front porch in an old Victorian home of a central historic preservation neighborhood in old Elgin, Illinois. From November 2015. I wonder if Elgin is showing these same glorious colors this year. Do you know, +Lauri Novak? I saw a photo from Chicago near UIC recently that showed such vibrant colors. This home is at 155 Gifford Street and was pictured in several other photos I've posted online in flickr and in Google+. Links to the full image of this home are here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/cobalt/23104919601/
and here:
https://goo.gl/Rkc7Wv

I also have a Collection called Fall Colors, USA that you may enjoy viewing.
#Fallcolors #Fallcolours #ElginIL #victorian #victorianhome #MidwestUSA
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Midwestern Fall Illinois 2015
Google Photos has been reminding me of great memories from Fall in years past. These were cellphone images I shot in Elgin, Normal, Bloomington, and Elwood, Illinois on a trip back "home" to see family. My mother is enjoying a special chocolate malt at a cafe and liked seeing the Christmas tree contest in the library in Elgin. In Normal and Bloomington my brother and I enjoyed time with friends and a dinner at our favorite Turkish restaurant. On the way back north to Chicago I stopped at a fine preserve near Elwood with beautiful nature in Fall array.
#fallcolors #fallcolours #FallColors #fallcolorsUSA #FallcolorsMidwest #MidwesternUS
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Wow, What Classic Fall Color!
Northern Arizona by +Andy Kempfert
#FallColor #fallcolorUSA #northernArizona
Fall colors near Flagstaff, AZ. Taken near Snowbowl Ski Resort.
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2016-10-27
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One Day in October, Illinois
Google Photos made this set from photos I took about 7 am to 1 pm in Illinois last year. The first rows are at the home of my best friends in Normal, taken early morning just before I left to travel to northern Illinois. I stopped at a city park in Yorkville along the Fox River and enjoyed solitude at the lake and then the little park with a bridge over part of the Fox. The rowan trees were full of red berries (rowan berries!), the old agricultural mill and caboose were still there and the falls at the river were beautiful to see. I miss Illinois in the Fall!
#Illinois #FallColor #NormalIL #YorkvilleIL #October #Midwest #MidwestFallColor

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Berry Pretty
A beautiful day, bright and cheerful views in northern Illinois, October in Yorkville. I never did find out the name of these trees planted at the little park along the center of Yorkville on the Fox River. Seeing these photos makes me very nostalgic. It was in the last days my mother was still able to hold conversations and the last time I got her out for a drive to see the fall color. She looked at all my hundreds of photos I uploaded from my camera just after I arrived at her home in Elgin. She was just amazed at these red berries. The birds around the park also seemed to be especially happy.
#fallcolor #Illinois #YorkvilleIL #MidwestUSA #redberries #berries #mysterytree
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Google Photo Collages from Julys
Apparently July makes for fun collages, having found six recent sets made by Google Photos in the Assistant tab. The middle, top set are recent photos of my granddaughters - photos taken by Anavey and Summer, while the other five sets are made from photos I posted in July of 2013 and 2014. I will be sharing this image in several "Collections" today to share with all the folks who follow one Collection but never see the others. If you'd like to get a better idea of what I share, please check out this link:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BJBolender/posts
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If you like photos of Arizona and something interesting to look at, please consider following me or following this new Collection.  Greetings to the many new followers to the Fall Colors, USA Collection.
Starting to share some photos to the new Collection today to get up to speed for those who are new followers. So many people are following the Food and the Fall Colors Collections but are missing out completely on a larger share of the photos I take. I will be sharing this post to those two Collections right away, so sorry if you are seeing what appear to be duplicate posts. But hey! At least I selected some bright and cheery images, right?
#arizonaflora #AZflora
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