thank you!

thank you all for the lovely wishes. i’m back from scandinavia and slowly getting back into the swing of things. i will start reading posts and ease into the blogging world, hopefully soon.  meanwhile here’s a snapshot on my first day in Copenhagen…

nyhavn, copenhagen

nyhavn, copenhagen

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blogging break

taking a two-week break…

here’s a lovely image taken from a friend’s garden!  wishing you fun and joy the rest of summer!

summer 2016

summer 2016

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dusk at mallard lake

happy Monday dear friends!

mallard lake

mallard lake

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summer break

our company had a family luncheon cruise from Navy Pier and sailed along Lake Michigan.  a much needed break from the quarter crunch.  we had a private room that opened up to a private deck for awesome views of the Chicago skyline.  sumptuous luncheon buffet, open bar and photo booth which was so much fun.  great weather and we all had a wonderful time.  i brought my camera and took quite a few photographs.

Chicago skyline

Chicago skyline

lake michigan

lake Michigan

Chicago skyline

Chicago skyline

lake michigan

lake michigan

happy Friday dear friends!

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cffc: stairs, steps, ladders

steps leading to Navy Pier’s new ferris wheel now called the Centennial Wheel in honor of the Lake Michigan landmark’s 100th anniversary last July 15th

for more of Cee’s fun foto this week, click here

navy pier, chicago

navy pier, chicago

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if only they could talk…

there is so much beauty around us. but because we see them often, they’re taken for granted and they become invisible to us.  here are ox-eye daisies at mallard lake silently waiting to be admired. if only they could talk, they’ll invite every passerby to pause and offer a smile.

mallard lake

mallard lake

mallard lake

mallard lake

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cffc: tracks – trains, rail tracks, etc.

i work in the city but never have to drive. the commuter train i take day in and day out. reliable and on time, my train comes and goes snow, sleet, rain or shine.

my entry to Cee’s fun foto challenge:  tracks, trains, rail tracks

schaumburg train depot

schaumburg train depot

 

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