Well, I don’t live near the ocean, or at least not so near that I make frequent jaunts to the shore. This challenge requires some creativity. I have photos of oceans of flowers, oceans of fields and forests, oceans of books, etc. If one thinks outside the box even a little bit, one can come up with a multitude of oceans waiting to be photographed. As it turns out however, I didn’t wander too far from the literal meaning of the word “oceans”. . .but I did wander. Mothers’ Day 2009, one of my daughters flew me to Chicago to spend the weekend with my children and grandchild who live there. Mothers’ Day was glorious and a trip to “that big lake” by Chicago seemed in order. Following are a few snapshots recording our time at “the ocean.” Enjoy.