Friday, April 19, 2013


"APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory with desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain."

--The Wasteland; T.S. Eliot

This was Tuesday afternoon, on a walk at a nearby forest preserve.  The proverbial "calm before the storm."

And this photo is from today, taken by my husband, at a park about a half mile away from our house.  We didn't get flooding as bad as some areas did, and thankfully all is well at home, but there definitely is still some flooding in the parts of town closest to the Des Plaines River.  It's expected to crest sometime in the morning, so we'll see.  I saw a lot of standing water while I was out and about today...  hopefully some of the major closures will be reopened by the morning.  Grateful that we're really only dealing with a washed backyard at the moment, and that we're all safe.  

Needless to say, the sun could really come out any time now!  Looking forward to that brief period of time where it's actually nice out, before the relentless heat and humidity of summer hits (not to say that I don't enjoy that, of course, but you know...).  It is fleeting, but full of potential.  Here's to blue skies, bright flowers, leaves on the trees, and lush green grass.

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