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And now to bore everyone with pictures…

My adventure day in pictures

Have a few glimpses of my Adventure Thursday last week.  It’s an odd collection. Things I deem picture-worthy sometimes don’t make sense to others. There are captions.

Also I didn’t take any pics during dinner or Gumbo Fiction Salon because my hands were shaky & sweaty, plus I was mildly freaking out. Galway Arms has excellent food (I had a delightful cheese & chutney plate and also sampled a scrumptious smoked salmon appetizer) and the readings were phenomenal.

You’ll have to take my word for it.

A shot of traffic on I-90 from Jefferson Park Transit Center, where I transferred from Metra to CTA. Drive time was 1 hr 12 min in that jam all the way. My stress-free trip: 1:37 incl. a nice walk.
I arrived early enough to do plenty of exploring.A lovely walk at the end of the road.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is FREE on Thursdays to Illinois residents. This shy turtle lives at the indoor butterfly exhibit, in a water feature.
This Atlas moth is as big across as my two hands. He was snoozing right at ankle level.
Finch! I wish we could have birds in our butterfly exhibit at Chicago Botanic Garden.
Two more finches munching on millet seeds.
Note to self: go here someday soon. Say, this summer, when it’s warmer. 
Museum from the outside. Probably more scenic when there’s foliage.
City nature. “Urbs in Horto” indeed.

 

This tree is made of optimism. Pretty yellow flowers of hope. 

I hope you enjoyed this vicarious afternoon with me.

 

By K. M. Herkes

Author, gardener, and cat wrangler.