Anderson Japanese Gardens

An ancient ponda frog jumps inthe sound of water—Matsuo Basho This is a universally accepted western translation of the original Japanese haiku from 1686. It is regarded as one of Basho’s best short poems for its faithful devotion to the 5-7-5 pattern, and most importantly its capture of the Japanese reverence for nature. Japanese art … Continue reading Anderson Japanese Gardens

Oberweis Dairy

It’s summer. The incessant churr of cicadas stirs up the humidity so thick I can almost taste it. I feel the sting of blistering hot sunshine piercing my skin. Roads shimmer and pools simmer. When deep summer drags, fly as the crow does from the farm to the store—a place of premium milk, ice cream … Continue reading Oberweis Dairy

Spunky Dunkers

Spunky _________________________. a) and Our Gangb) McFarlandc) Monkeyd) Brewstere) Dunkers You knew the whole time. I knew you knew. Scroll down to see more photos and read more about Spunky Dunkers. “The Spunky Dunkers Peanut Cake donut is very moist! I taste something almost like ginger? I like the Red Velvet Cake donut too. It’s … Continue reading Spunky Dunkers

Human + Nature

What is human nature? Is it base? Or something greater? Are we apart from nature or a part of it? We ask the questions for which we seek the answers. It’s human nature. Scroll down to see more photos and read more about Human + Nature at The Morton Arboretum. “I am amazed by the … Continue reading Human + Nature