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dandelions and fireflies

My early memories of spring in Chicago are filled with dandelions, fireflies, and early evening stars. Dandelions and stars were for wish-making. Fireflies were for dreams and imagining what lie beyond the blue sky and the amazing white clouds that became dragons and horses and so many other pictures in our minds.
What child hasn’t [...]

hopscotch and flying kites

This photo was taken of my granddaughter flying her first kite. Look at that expression! I will never stop looking at this photo. It is innocence. It is joy. It is truth.
Children love every moment of every day. I hope, one day, to be so childlike, so honest, that every moment [...]

my story

My story is all over this site. My two little girls told me that we had to leave, “before he kills you.” – I could no longer pretend they didn’t know after that. So, we walked out the door one lovely morning, headed for their school, and never went back. A [...]

lost baby

This little one decided it was time. Flying/flopping/falling from the nest, and flapping, bumping, jumping down onto this window ledge. Eventually this first-out-baby hopped down and bounced across the patio, out onto the grass, and under a bush. He wasn’t easy to spot, since his coloring blended with the lower branches. I [...]