Nonet de Flores

2008.Oct.16 Thursday · 2 comments

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“We who are of Nature’s making,
And have souls that should aspire,
Shall we not, from sloth awaking,
Lift the voice and sound the lyre!
And be seen, of brutes, or none!
Shall her flowers bloom and die
Undelighting human eye!”

– from Lyric Leaves by Cornelius Webbe, 1832

Highwood, Illinois – Little to say, and, as has been said in one form or another, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Though back in BsAs now, I spent the last weekend in the northern suburbs of Chicago at a family reunion – with all the associated plusses and minuses. The best part was simply getting to see family, including a niece who was born not long before I moved to Buenos Aires and hadn’t met, and nephew a few years older who I’d last seen when he was the size of a football. Mostly eating in, a bit of eating out, which I’ll get to, and a day spent at the Chicago Botanic Garden in nearby Glencoe, which I’d never been to (the garden, that is). One of the prettiest botanic gardens I think I’ve ever been to…. I leave you with a nonet of photos.

Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden

Chicago Botanic Garden

Chicago Botanic Garden

Chicago Botanic Garden

Chicago Botanic Garden

Chicago Botanic Garden

Chicago Botanic Garden

Chicago Botanic Garden

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Paz October 17, 2008 at 19:49

Glad you had a good visit. I love the garden photos. I owe you some photos, which I’ll send over the weekend. 😉

Paz

Evie Abat October 19, 2008 at 09:18

What gorgeous pics, Dan!!! Hope you guys are well. E.

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