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 cicadas and the cheerful twitters of birds rustling through the trees.
the birds are delightful. i enjoy listening to their evening calls and watching them dash from tree to tree, occasionally capturing a decent photo if i get lucky.
the nuns in sinsinawa are famous for their bread, rolls and fruitcake. cinnamon roll is my favorite.
the bakery is in the sinsinawa mound, a complex located in southwest rural wisconsin amid lush woodlands, orchards, vineyards and fields. it is the motherhouse of Dominican sisters, a religious congregation dedicated to preaching and teaching the gospel here and abroad. they also offer retreats, reflections and programs for spiritual enrichment.
hubby and i joined our friends for a holy mass with the sisters, lunch at the mound picnic grounds then made a side trip to nearby galena, a popular midwest destination.
aerial view of the sinsinawa mound swiped from the web
they’ve been together since they were babies and friends since they can remember…
hoping for an easy and light week at work…
barring no rain, you’ll mostly find hubby and i at mallard lake, our favorite place. we hang out here a lot especially after a busy day at work. here, we also pray, giving thanks always. communing with nature, taking delight in the evening calls of our winged friends, enjoying sunset and many more.
it is quarter crunch at work and it feels like the demands are more pressing the ever. i am grateful that i still look forward to catch an early train and enjoy what i do. it is the load that is overwhelming at times. i just need to remind myself of the wonderful four-day break early this month. i certainly could use another one!
images captured on july 4th
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