~Nancy ~ 171/365
An afternoon drive to Amish country was a nice way to slow down the day and bring on the "quiet".
~Nancy ~ 171/365
"Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise."
I woke up early this morning,
and was on my walk through the woods as the sun was rising over the lake behind the trees.
I knew it was going to be a beautiful day...
~Nancy ~ 170/365
"The Birdman Tablet, the official logo of Cahokia Mounds, was found during excavations on the east side of Monks Mound in 1971. The image on the 'front' of the tablet is of a human, dressed in eagle (or falcon) regalia. The 'reverse' of the tablet is plain or cross-hatched, suggesting the pattern on the skin of a snake."
A trip to Cahokia Mounds and a climb up Monks Mound was a perfect way to spend a beautiful day with two beautiful grandchildren!
~Nancy ~ 169/365
"'O Tiger-Lily,' said Alice, addressing herself to one that was waving gracefully about in the wind.
The wild native tiger lilies are blooming along the country roadsides.
I think I am finally getting this "aperture thing" figured out...
~Nancy ~ 168/365
A new perennial in the garden is thriving in the cool, damp weather of this spring...
~Nancy ~ 167/365
You might say there was a communication fail.
One person got the fishing tackle bag out of the back of the car.
Maybe someone was informed.
Or it was forgotten.
And so the next morning,
the car was backed out over it.
Four plastic boxes were smashed and one 12-year-old boy was crushed.
To say that he felt overwhelmed and disheartened was an understatement.
So with a combined effort to look at the bright side,
we sat down and began.
We bought a new tackle bag with four new boxes.
(It was proclaimed that the new one was "way cooler" because it was camo.)
And then we compartmentalized,
until finally everything was once again right with the world...
~Nancy ~ 166/365
This morning was proof that I should never venture out without my camera.
After a morning of walking and taking a scenic river cruise,
I turned a corner to find a local television newscaster interviewing Chelsea Clinton.
She and her parents were in Chicago at the Clinton Global Initiative America event.
It was fun to stand and watch the interview for awhile before I headed down Michigan Avenue.
Below is a link where Chelsea can be seen with her mother in another photograph (a "selfie") taken later that day.
~Nancy ~ 165/365
An early morning walk along Lake Michigan with a bright sun behind me and wind, wind, wind!
After the sun set,
and about a million miles had been walked,
my sister and I were ready to enjoy the view from our room...
~Nancy ~ 164/365