Monday, June 24, 2013
Morning Glories on Point Alanna
All summer long I run along the lakefront in Chicago. My turnaround point is Point Alanna. (OK, I call it Point Alanna; most people know it as the point at North Avenue Beach.)
Point Alanna is where I pause to look out across Lake Michigan and think of my daughter, Alanna, over on the other side. (I can often sense that she is picking up the thoughts I am sending her, and sending good thoughts back to me.)
The other thing I do at Point Alanna is marvel at the morning glories that grow in the dunes.
They remind me of the morning glories that used to grow on a trellis in front of my grandfather's house.
And day that starts with morning glories on Point Alanna is a good day!
(See NJ Sense and Wising Up to the Climate Crisis )
(See St. Luke's Messenger, "The Sky Over Our World: The Sky Over St. Luke’s … Chicago … Lake Michigan … the World" )
Chicago has a tremendous head start in being a place that is inspired by the beauty all around us to do the difficult things that are needed. And Chicago is so beautiful all summer long, there's no reason to leave the city. Think of all the carbon emissions save on car and jet travel!
(See "One Word: Wildflowers" on Zero Carbon Chicago)
More wildflowers . . . .