Guess what? YOUR GIRL turned 22 Nov. 13 !
And YOU ALREADY KNOW HOW I SPENT THE DAY …….
Winter is hardly upon us and already I’m looking forward to next spring. It’s too cold to sit anywhere but indoors at the Chicago Botanic Garden right now, but I can imagine how pleasant it will be when I can once again enjoy the warmth of the sun and feel the gentle breezes as I sit back and relax in some of my favorite spots in the Garden. 28 more words
A quick tour of the garden revealed no surprises following several inches of snow this morning. Fortunately, three inches of very wet snow, and maybe a fraction more, is hardly enough to bend or break evergreen branches to cause permanent damage, and I expect that when the sun comes out tomorrow, all will be fine. 160 more words
With World War I commemorations taking place last weekend, so we thought it fitting to take a look at one of the city’s memorials.
Located in Hyde Park, the Cavalry Memorial (also known as the Cavalry of the Empire Memorial), which commemorates the more than 4,000 members of the cavalry regiments killed during the “Great War”, depicts St George (patron saint of cavalry), shown as a knight, triumphing over the defeated dragon coiled beneath his horse’s hooves. 230 more words