Summer Botanical

July 17, 2010

henry county, indiana


queen anne’s lace has always been one of my favorite roadside wildflowers.  i remember walking (driving as i got older) along country roads in my youth cutting a variety of wildflowers to take home and arrange in vases.

there is beauty all around us. all you have to do is take the time to look.

what is your favorite summer botanical?



Cloud Gazing

July 11, 2010

la salle county, illinois

what do you see?



Come in From the Heat

July 8, 2010

new castle henry county public library


it’s been quite hot here as of late. when the thermometer  reaches into the 90’s, i start thinking of things to do other than sit in the apartment in front of a fan. one of my most favorite (and cool) places to visit is the public library. it’s a great place to socialize too! some of the other hot weather activities that i like to do are swimming in the lake (even better if you have a friend with a pool) and hiking in the cool woods. work in the garden has to be done in the morning or evening. afternoon siestas are rejuvenating too!  living in indiana, you can always count on the weather changing and sometimes pretty fast. mother nature will provide respite from the heat for us soon.

how do you escape from the heat?