And it keeps getting better and better! I put down my broom, turned off the washing machine and unplugged the iron. I did not even make the beds! This week is just too beautiful to stay inside and do the housework. It can and will wait. I just have to get outside and enjoy this beautiful weather. I know that once Halloween comes, the weather will change and all this beauty will be gone. It is like i get outside and i am like a kid in the summer...i never want to go back inside!
Earlier this year i bought a pass to the Morton Arboretum and have enjoyed many trips there. But i just found out that this pass has reciprocity with other places, including the Chicago Botanic Gardens. So my mom, daughter and i spent Monday walking thru all their beautiful gardens.
I put my camera skills to the test and came up with these beauties.
I think i really impressed my hubby with my photos. Tonight he met me at the camera store in Oakbrook and bought me some of the equipment on my wish list. And here i thought i had to wait until Christmas!
I got a 18-40mm wide angle lens that will let me take those wide sweeping landscape photos. i also got a great polarizing filter that will help get those deep blue sky shots! We looked at a new body, but i do think Santa will have to bring me that!
Tomorrow i am off to Wisconsin to hike some trails there...just can not get enough of this nice weather!
"I meant to do my work today,
but a brown bird was in the apple tree,
and a butterfly flitted across the field,
and all the flowers were calling me."
~adapted from Richard Le Gallienne
Until next time...