Serious injury to my sister-in-law "forced" a trip to Northern Illinois. The usual routine of hospitals, medics, etc. seemed the order of the day but i found time to take some quiet walks in favourite places: Gilson Park and Harbour, Wilmette, The Baha'i Temple and Gardens, and the Magic Hedge at Montrose Harbour. I've uploaded the pictures. Beauty soothes the hurting soul and I thought of my special friend(s), too.