That quote from the Wizard of Oz is, to mix books a bit, really more like something from Dr. Seuss’ To Think that I Saw it on Mulberry Street, where the story keeps getting bigger and bigger until it deflates at the end. I didn’t actually see lions or tigers or bears, but I did see at least one very unusual thing, one imaginative thing, and many lovely things.  And to think that I saw them at McDowell Forest Preserve!

The morning was a chilly one and evidently there hadn’t been any people out recently because as I came to a turn in the path and looked up, I saw two deer, a doe and a buck. As I only had my phone, you’ll have to look closely.

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When my eyes turned to the path, I saw another doe, and as I got a bit closer, her dilemma was clear:  “Should I stay or should I go?”

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Image  —  Posted: April 6, 2019 in Nature, Six-Word Saturday
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Hooked

Posted: April 5, 2019 in Nature
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This little guy looks pretty cool…until he comes anywhere near your socks or fleece or hair.  Then the reason behind those little hooks becomes apparent…and almost impossible to remove.  That’s the bad part.  The good part is that the burdock burr was the inspiration behind Velcro.  I don’t know about you, but I’m hooked!

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Last summer, my husband, a friend from church, and our younger daughter took the train into Chicago, then Amtrak to Milwaukee, Wisconsin before cycling over two days to get to Sheboygan, Wisconsin.  I met them the first night, then explored a bit before driving to Sheboygan in the rain to pick them up.

After lunch, I went out to walk around a bit.  This might be a rather ordinary door, but how many doors are beneath the prow of a boat?

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Image  —  Posted: April 3, 2019 in Nature, Wordless Wednesday
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Image  —  Posted: April 2, 2019 in Quotes
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