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Corpse Plant

Titan Arum at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Countdown- We’re waiting for it to blossom. It’s about 6′ 8″ now.


"Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake."

We just happened to “bump into” Hoichi Kurisu yesterday at Anderson Gardens. He is a world-renowned landscape designer, having designed Anderson Japanese Gardens and the Portland Japanese Gardens (two of our favorites), as well as many other gardens and meditative spaces in the United States. 378 more words


…nothing to do with miles

Very early this morning JB and I went to the Botanical Gardens. It was a cool, crisp, sunny day, 58 degrees, an unusual June morning. As we walked through the Japanese Gardens, I couldn’t help but think of my son’s imminent journey back to Japan (he will be leaving a week from this Saturday). 69 more words


There's Something Brilliant Bound to Happen Here

You know those moments when you’re listening to a song as you’re doing something and that moment gets engrained in your mind forever and anytime you think of it, or do the same thing, that song comes back to mind? 268 more words

Lauren Mann And The Fairly Odd Folk

Pink Posies

Dreaming of warmer weather-high tomorrow is supposed to be 8 degrees.


Bell Tower at the Botanic Gardens in Autumn

I painted this in mid Autumn on site at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. I was high on a hill-actually the same hill I painted the… 69 more words

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