We are precipitously perched at the brink of the icy abyss, staring sadly into winter’s gaping maw. Overnight temps have plunged into the thirties, creeping ever closer to freezing. I have rescued all of the potted plants from my deck that will fit comfortably in our house. The rest are covered for the night, until I figure out if any more can be saved. As I huddle in my fully zipped sweatshirt with my hood up, wondering if I could possibly type with my hands pulled into my sleeves (no, not really), I am already looking forward to our annual spring visit to Lilacia Park in Lombard to see the beautiful daffodils, tulips, azaleas, and lilacs. While I bundle up and wait, here are a few pictures from this year’s visit.
All photos copyright c e stevens 2017