Winter Inspiration for Fun

A few weeks ago—before our deep freeze-- we had the PERFECT Illinois winter snowy day. That day I cross country skied and shot the pictures I posted on this blog a couple weeks ago. My 16 year old son Ronan and his friends sledded all that afternoon.  I was secretly smiling that the boys adventures …

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First Snowfall Photos

  The gorgeous snowfall yesterday--all day long, with thankfully no where to go--inspired me to take a few photos and change up today's post. Abstracts and landscapes, the changing weather gives so many possibilities to create. Enjoy.   I love this secret spot..... C All photos copyrighted by Cindy Cardinal Kennedy

Into the Storm

Flakes flutter in the evening sky ones, tens, then quickly thousands, millions, uncountable swirling, spinning wipers useless non existent then tendrils of snow snake across the highway rippling waves dancing mezmorising as they rise up to meet those in flight blinding us. Hiding barely in sight the black F150 truck we have been following for …

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17 Ways to Cheaply Escape the February Rut

Mid-winter in the midwest. Humdrum. I am ready for a few changes at the start of the second month of the new year. We get so caught up in our daily schedules, they become rote and we exist instead of live. How can we make small changes to improve our curiosity and mood, separate the …

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Never Hide from the Shadows

I feel like the groundhog who saw his shadow last week.  But, instead of six more weeks of winter, I have five more weeks of only walking.  Bummer—I was expecting that the six week post-op appointment I would be released to do some heavier cardio like the elliptical or exercise bike.  But no, to avoid …

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Spring Tease

We who live in the land of all-four-seasons have one day we look forward to all winter--the first day the air hints of spring, the sky egg shell blue, warming winds drying the winter-brown grass.  You can't appreciate this day in the tropics, the dessert, the southwest. On that day--today---we pull out our bikes and golf …

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