Spirits Rise

“Spirits Rise”  www.melissabluefineartandgardendesign.com   This past fall I was swinging along on one of my favorite trails in a savanna restoration and I saw this flock of crows lift off, taking my spirits up with them.  Some years ago we lost most of our crows to a disease.  Let’s see…West Nile Virus, was it?  We’veContinue reading “Spirits Rise”

Going With the Flow

  Recently I had the great good fortune to have work accepted in another gallery.  I’ve had my eye on this gallery for some time, for I love its charm.  Called the “Back Alley Gallery”, it is housed in a wonderful little building tucked in behind stores in Libertyville, a town near my home.  LibertyvilleContinue reading “Going With the Flow”

Still Waters

When my family moved to Lake County, Illinois back in 1974, the roads were narrow, the fields were wide.  Wetlands and pothole lakes left over from the last glacier stretched to the horizon.  The weather here was, um, dramatic, compared with what I was accustomed to.  Being a kid, I thought snow drifts taller thanContinue reading “Still Waters”

Oh, Deer

You may remember my telling you last year that my favorite place, Illinois Beach State Park, was closed due to fallen trees.  Freak winds turned the woods into jack straws~ I’ve never seen anything like it.  I rejoice to say that most of the trails are open again.  Getting to walk “my” trails after aContinue reading “Oh, Deer”

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