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Afternoon Grazing

These horses were taking advantage of the clear beautiful day, grazing in a field around Woodbine, Ill. (near Galena). It  was such a beautiful, picturesque scene that I had to stop and take a few pictures. This photo often reminds me …





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Evanston, Redux

I lived in Evanston for four years in the not-so distant past. My husband and I moved there after a long stretch of Chicago city living, and the first question people always asked us when they heard we were living in the quintessential “non-suburban …