Category Archives: solitude

chicago missed it

yesterday, solar eclipse would have been hit peak view over downtown chicago at 1:18 p.m. central time. but clouds and showers spoiled the sighting of this awesome and rare astronomical phenomenon. people with special glasses on lined the sidewalks, in … Continue reading

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three B’s

another lovely stroll at mallard lake where we enjoyed the handiwork of the top pollinators, the three B’s – butterflies, bees and birds

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evening walks

i love our walks at mallard lake.  most days, we trace the more common trail contouring the lake.  once in a while though, hubby and i venture deeper into the woods where we are entertained by the summer song of … Continue reading

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dusk at mallard lake

happy Monday dear friends!

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if only they could talk…

there is so much beauty around us. but because we see them often, they’re taken for granted and they become invisible to us.  here are ox-eye daisies at mallard lake silently waiting to be admired. if only they could talk, … Continue reading

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in this oasis of quiet, before the wonderful spectacle of nature, one easily experiences how profitable silence is, a good that today is ever more rare…  ~ Pope Saint John Paul II dusk at mallard lake…    

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the season of advent

i have my advent blue book from church and it is my favorite companion of late. in quietude, i sit by the christmas tree savoring every word written as i reflect and pray. pondering on the beauty of life no … Continue reading

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