Spring Wildflowers

As the prolonged winter chill eases in fits and starts, the wildflowers are finally starting to appear here in far NE Illinois. They started slow–a hoary puccoon here and there, dappled trout lily leaves poking up through woodland detritus–but thanks to the sun and the occasional (still!) 80+F day, they’re making themselves known.     Read More …

Slowly but surely….

I’ve felt pulled in all directions these last few weeks. I start one thing, and three others clamor for attention. So the goals for next few weeks areĀ to settle down, focus on writing, finish dealing with the leaves, add a few more batches of soup/stew/something to the deep freeze… …and that’s too many things to Read More …