Sunday, July 28, 2013

town and country

I've just gotten back from a bit of a vacation
(not wanting to advertise my absence while gone - it's a good idea in this day and age)
can you guess the city from these photos?

if you haven't guessed by now, it could be you're from another country
or maybe you just haven't had the pleasure of visiting ....
... c h i c a g o 

we were only in the city for a day and spent the better part of a week in the country

Illinois is where I grew up - and have lots of family there
it was so wonderful to reconnect and meet the new husbands, wives, babies
kissing familiar cheeks and newly familiar ones
what a joy


and homecoming was sweet 
... I just have a little horn to toot ...
while I was gone I had art from my Etsy shop featured on their front page TWICE!
it's funny how things like that happen while you're sleeping - or even on vacation


Annie Cholewa said...

Welcome back :D

I didn't recognise the city, but then I'm a Brit. The Illinois countryside looks beautiful :)

Well done re. Etsy :D

Anonymous said...

Welcome back. Bet the kids enjoy the BEAN and Pritzger park. I love Chicago and we go there to vacation alot. So much public art....Glad you were featured....xox

Jill said...

I'm happy you had a nice trip. Beautiful photos! And, a happy dance for the Etsy features!

~*~Patty S said...

Not surprised about your art being featured dear well deserved!

Happy you got away to visit family and friends and enjoy different spaces and places!

Enjoy ♥ Enjoy!

Caterina Giglio said...

oh the Bean! of course I recognize Chicago, so glad you had time to reconnect, so nice to do that...

Elizabeth said...

I'm so glad that you had a nice time -- those photos are gorgeous! And you know how much I love your surfing masthead: fantastic!

Halle said...

I haven't been to Chicago since I was a kid. My aunt and uncle lived in Oakpark. They both passed many years ago. We never seem to travel in that direction...usually north or west.

Gberger said...

Beautiful photos, and congratulations on your Etsy news!