Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A package from afar

I have been traveling and have been too busy to blog. When I returned home, this package was waiting for me from my daughter. The trip I took to Washington DC pales in comparision to where she is! I think the return address says it all.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sisters and or nuns

This is a retirement center, I think, for the Sisters of the BVM (Blessed Virgin Mother---or Black Veiled Monster is what I heard someone say!) that the recital took place in. The ladies could not have been nicer to the recital participants. They LOVED the music. I loved the beautiful weather that we enjoyed as well!
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Sunday, May 17, 2009

A Lilac along the Mississippi

On my trip to Iowa, this was one of the few lilac bushes in full bloom. It smelled soooooo nice. Between the rain and the cold weather, Spring is sneaking in!
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Monday, May 11, 2009

A Crab Apple Tree

While walking down the street in Dubuque,Iowa,this lovely crabapple caught my eye and my camera. Since my husband chopped down my crabapple tree 2 summers ago ( it was sick and not getting better) I have seen nothing but lovely crabapples everywhere. go figure why ours looked awful always....
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Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Mighty Mississippi

I was in Dubuque, Iowa yesterday to listen to a concert 2 of my nieces were performing. We walked to the event and meandered down by the Mississippi. There are 3 bridges in this photo. On the near right is the state of Illinois, the left is Iowa (I was standing in Iowa, obviously!) and way in the far upper right is Wisconsin. Dubuque was settled originally as part of a lead mining town. It is really a lovely city and a very nice drive from Chicago suburbs. Took about 2 and 1/2 hours.
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Chicago Policeman

I was downtown Chicago for a concert and this policeman passed me by on the sidewalk. I have heard of these but haven't seen one in action before. He was pretty quick at zipping through the crowds of rush hour pedestrians!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Rolls Royce

Last week, there was a party for Rolls Royce owners at a very nice French Restaruant.....more like a fund raiser I guess since you could pay the owner money and the chauoffer would drive you around...all right turns I might add. No, I did not "sign up" ---I was just trying to take a picture without getting in anyone's way!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Saucer Magnolia

This Saucer Magnolia Tree is outside the door I go through everyday when I get to work. It bloomed over night and then the rains continued and most of the beautiful flowers are now on the ground...