My crocus are up. Which is clearly insane. And I told them as much.
Last week, dear Brit and I headed out to Starved Rock. It isn't too far from here and it's a great trip through the flats of Illinois. It's really in the middle of nowhere. It's all flat and then- the road dips and curves, you go through the bar lined town of Utica and there you are.
Besides being a very large rock on the Illinois River, the park has many little canyons. Brittany remarked that it was like being in a different world. And it is. There's something very peaceful and beautiful about it. The air is very soft and gentle in the canyons. It is a very wonderful place.
I look forward to going in the spring. Apparently, there's a lot of wildflowers and all the ferns will spring back to life.