Butterflies and Blooms

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”—A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, 1859 Early on a Saturday morning, a hot July day was starting to shimmer and sizzle. I felt my skin struggle to breathe. Drops of sweat raced down my back. This was just my second time … Continue reading Butterflies and Blooms

Lilac Time

Lilacia Park, 150 South Park Avenue, Lombard, IL 60148 My friend Sue mentioned a park where people could visit for free every day from dawn to dusk. I thought, “Oh, really?” And then she said there would be lilacs. Lots of lilacs. There is nothing so sweet and gentle as fresh lilacs in spring. I … Continue reading Lilac Time