We are adventurers …
in fact.. our old blog had a title along those lines…
and one of our FAVORITE things to do
is go on adventures looking for NEW ideas
a few weeks back we decided to head all the way to
to visit Robert McCormicks old place
now referred to as Cantigny park..
We grabbed Miss Anne
and took her along with us!
sometimes we do that..
just pick people up and take them with on our
But we DID let her know we were coming..
just..NOT what we were doing..
she was SO thrilled!
it was hard not to stop EVERY few feet and take photos!
after the winter we've had
seeing such VIBRANT colors
was a thrill
to the cabin fevered!
these woodland flowers gave me ideas for
some woodsy area's at Blesssings Farm..
aren't they darling?
and look at the bridge!
that wee creek is darling..
I couldn't help but imagine how much my
Daisy Poppy & Lily would adore it!
Anne liked it too,
she stopped to get photo's of the Blessings !
and good children they are
they stopped for her to get a very nice shot!
Robert McCormick has dedicated a portion of this nearly 200 acre park
to the Veterans
With Tanks scattered here and there
for children to climb on and explore
and a War Museum as well.
C.S. has been coming here once a year since he was about Little Man's age..
it's a WONDERFUL place to come
worth the drive
There are gloriously large fields where visitors can stop
and have picnics
and toss a ball or frisbie
which is just what we did.. we really just kicked back
and had a lovely break
then off to the idea garden..
would you believe Miss Anne
had NEVER heard of
and IDEA garden..
well she was IN for a treat!
C.S. loved how it was steeped..
Buddy wanted to go IN
a nice path..
i was thinking morning glory to climb on it ...
what about you?
wonderfully creative and cheerful!
makes my heart happy!
way to save space and increase production
love the clean lines
oh the bursts of color!
how the chain draws the water down
attractively to the basin
and the filter to prevent
the spout to attach a hose
or place a bucket beneath…
YAY! for compost
really I like the screening between the three bins!
nice for air flow!
can I dream or what?
now for the how?
yep she's diggin it
finally in air conditioning
I come back from the bath room to find these three on the floor trying to find
the parking space
C.S. helped Anne On to the floor…
because she HAD to help Buddy find it..
I think our
IDEA Adventure Day
was a HIT!
I think Miss Anne is HOOKED
I hope YOU my dear reader
check out the wonders of Cantigny Park next time
you are ANYWHERE near
it's worth taking the time
delaying your flight
go have an adventure!
and tell me about it!