Blazing Stars to Racine Art Museum

http://www.zhibit.org/melissabluefineart A couple of summers ago the Blazing Stars blazed brightly at Illinois Beach State Park.  They made a spectacular show, and I’m so glad I was there to witness it.  My soul is happiest when I am able to drink deeply of the beauty I find in one special place, and it has been…

Hickory Tree Along the Des Plaines River

http://www.zhibit.org/melissabluefineart This seems like a good morning to look back, while I wait for the snow to melt and for things to green up.  And other things to start flying around and biting (sigh)  🙂 Fifty years ago the Lake County Forest Preserve District voted to preserve a green corridor along the Des Plaines River. …

Killdeer at Illinois Beach State Park

http://www.zhibit.org/melissabluefineart The dress is white and gold. Or at least, I was pretty sure of it.  Last night my son and I were bantering about the silly things we find online, and that dress was one of the things we were chuckling about.  He brought up the image, and it was clearly white and gold. …