MIDWEST AUTUMN

MIDDLEFORK SAVANNA LAKE FOREST ILLINOIS a field of Sunflowers and blue flowers in front of a few trees, in muted colors and afternoon light.
ST MARY'S RIVER, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA RIVERFRONT RIVERWALK EARLY AUTUMN
ST MARY’S RIVER, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA

I am having adventures quicker than I can write about them.

Two weeks after the fact, here are a few pix of my trip to give a talk in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on the October 1 feast day of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, and thence on to Lake Forest, Illinois, with side trips to downtown Chicago, Oak Park for a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio, and Libertyville to the St. Maximilian Kolbe Shrine and a walk around the lake at the adjacent Mundelein Seminary.

I was insanely graciously, luxuriously, meticulously, hosted. I had Lou Malnati deep-dish pizza and a hot dog, swatched in acid-green relish, from Porfirio’s.

I walked along the banks of Lake Michigan.

I saw Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks” at the Art Institute.

And most importantly and notably–I made a new friend.

LURIE GARDEN, MILLENIUM PARK, CHICAGO NATIVE ILLINOIS PLANTS EARLY AUTUMN
LURIE GARDEN, MILLENIUM PARK, CHICAGO
"FOUR SEASONS," PUBLIC SCULPTURE, MARC CHAGALL,
DOWNTOWN CHICAGO
“FOUR SEASONS,” PUBLIC SCULPTURE, MARC CHAGALL,
DOWNTOWN CHICAGO
GROUNDS LAKE BRIDGE OF MUNDELEIN SEMINARY ILLINOIS EARLY AUTUMN
GROUNDS OF MUNDELEIN SEMINARY
MIDDLEFORK SAVANNA, LAKE FOREST, ILLINOIS RIVER RIPARIAN SHORE EARLY AUTUMN
MIDDLEFORK SAVANNA, LAKE FOREST, ILLINOIS

11 Replies to “MIDWEST AUTUMN”

  1. Teresa Kleber says: Reply

    It all looks and sounds amazing. I am happy for you, Heather!

    1. HEATHER KING says: Reply

      Thank you, Teresa–it was so nice to see some deciduous trees/early foliage…

    2. Brett Castleberry says: Reply

      Wonderful photos, thanks! Such an eye you have.

      1. HEATHER KING says: Reply

        Thanks, Brett…I think I just like water…

  2. Michael Demers says: Reply

    Ahh, the Prairie State! A new friend is a blessing.

    1. HEATHER KING says: Reply

      You bet!

  3. Ruth Ann Pilney says: Reply

    I’m glad you enjoyed my homeland, Chicago!

    1. HEATHER KING says: Reply

      Oh Ruth Ann, I just loved it–SO beautiful this time of year (and probably every time of year…). Of course I barely scratched the surface…Autumn blessings to you–

  4. Christine says: Reply

    Such beautiful photos! The grounds at Mundelein Seminary are so beautiful. I went to Marytown last summer for a private retreat, and greatly enjoyed walking around that lake every day. So glad you enjoyed your Midwestern travels!

    1. HEATHER KING says: Reply

      Yes…I’d been to Mundelein once, years ago, but didn’t realized the St. Maximilian Kolbe shrine was just on the other side of the lake…a holy place, all around…thanks, Christine–

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