Tag Archives: weather

W^2 – ice

W^2 or W squared for Wordless Wednesday, February 3, 2021 on Thursday. Ooops.

Ice covered topiary. Wheaton, IL February2, 2021 5:16 PM

We have had several inches of snow fall over the past week and we are expecting another few inches today. Fresh snow is pretty, but when it melts and refreezes it’s another kind of beauty. Making the Days COUNT, one day at a time, looking for beauty anywhere I can find it, beauty in the world makes my day count.

Where have you found beauty lately? Are you looking? Or does it just happen?

W^2 – prairie

A solitary prairie grass shoulders the snow, Herrick Lake Forest Preserve, Wheaton, IL.  Monday, January 18, 2021  12:52 PM

One of the joys and blessings of this pandemic is making time (and taking time) to get out and move purposefully outside. Herrick Lake is a short drive from home and there is much to take in on a mid-afternoon walk with my puppy Fern (not pictured). Making the Days COUNT, one day at a time, especially when I make time to be mindful.

How have you used the pandemic for good?

W^2 – play

W^2 or W squared for Wordless Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Fern and Ivy – left to right, their faces seem to say, “can you come out and play, it’s fresh snow and a lot of fun.” Wednesday, December 30, 2020 10:05 AM

Fern and Ivy enjoy getting out and running in the snow and I enjoy watching them. We’ve got a few inches of fresh snow and until the dogs ran through it, it was a clean white blanket. I’ll be stepping out to clear the drive and walks and playing a little, too. Making the Days Count, at play and work, one day at a time.

What have you done lately to play?

W^2 – patience

W^2 or W squared for Wordless Wednesday, December 23, 2020

a patient Fern waiting for her master in the sunlight, McDowell Grove Forest Preserve, Naperville, IL. Sunday, December 20, 2020 11:16 AM

4.69 miles on a Sunday late morning hike, we were less than a half a mile in, Fern was still patient while I snapped a photo or two. Making the Days Count, patiently, one day at a time.

It has been a challenging year, but I’ve been patient, have you?

W^2 – herd

W^2 or W squared for Wordless Wednesday, December 16, 2020

A herd of deer grazing peacefully, Spring Brook Prairie Forest Preserve, Naperville, IL. Sunday, December 13, 2020 3:42 PM

We all would like to gather this holiday season, but we are keeping our distance. Making the Days Count, one day at a time while remembering to look, listen and be cautious, always.

What good news have you heard recently?

W^2 – moon

W^2 or W squared for Wordless Wednesday December 9, 2020

The moon setting in the early morning light. Wheaton, IL December 2, 2020 6:35 AM

It is amazing what we can find if we only look. Making the Days Count, one day at a time while remembering to look around, always.

What are you hoping to see today?

W^2 – color

W^2 or W squared for Wordless Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Bright pink berries on a bush in my backyard. Wheaton, IL November 27, 2020 1:40 PM

Making the Days Count means finding color in the world around you wherever you can find it.

How are the colors you are seeing when you look around?

W^2 – sunshine

W^2 or W squared for Wordless Wednesday November 4, 2020

Herrick Lake Forest Preserve – Wheaton, IL October 31, 2020  2:43 PM

Making the Days Count when the sun shines, when it’s cloudy and overcast and everything in between.

What are you doing with your sunshine?

W^2 – fall colors

W^2 or W squared for Wordless Wednesday October 14, 2020

The view from my front porch, the flag of the United States, and my favorite maple tree. Wheaton, IL.  October 10, 2020 – 3:22 PM

What is the view from where you stand?