more fall moments

Starved Rock State Park, in Oglesby, IL, is filled with hiking trails, canyons, high cliff views of the Illinois River and, in the Fall, the beauty of all those fallen leaves. My colleagues and I go to this park for our annual hiking trip to celebrate birthdays on our staff. We enjoyed a cool, beautiful day! Thanks for stopping buy.

matthiessen moments

Spent about 3 1/2 hours hiking at beautiful Matthiessen State Park, in Utica IL. Winter here has been a bit strange: lots of unusually warm days, and not much snow. The park was especially beautiful, with a mix of winter, and a way too early for Spring vibe. The park is named for Frederick William Matthiessen. This was his estate and private park!

grateful

i am grateful for steps… the journey… gold and grave…

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i am grateful for breath… the rhythm… singing out loud…

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i am grateful for light… the assurance… darkness cannot abide…

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i am grateful for love… love and friendship… i am not alone…

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i am grateful for mystery… all that is unkown… i will trust the author…

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i am grateful… for you…

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