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 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.


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cee’s flower of the day

from the garden…

1 august 2017 – daylily


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holy bread

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


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best friends

they’ve been together since they were babies and friends since they can remember…


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hoping for an easy and light week at work…

happy Monday!

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a haven of comfort and peace

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.


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quarter crunch

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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