17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
My backyard oasis...Chicago, Illinois

My dad inspired me to garden at a young age. He taught me to love and respect nature and to take care of the environment. Gardening is my passion now...I try to make sure that my garden attracts bees, butterflies, and birds and that it is a relaxing retreat for my neighbors and friends.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2019
Photo Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Copyright: © Nettie Parks