Archive for January 2020

Swallow Cliff in Palos -- Once you slid through chutes. Now you walk.

Swallow Cliff in Palos -- Once you slid through chutes.  Now you walk.
Staring over the top at Swallow Cliff used to make my stomach lurch in fear. Seated on a toboggan, especially in the front position, meaning that you were looking out over nothing — but you were able to see the small dots of human figures one hundred feet down at the bottom of the hill.... Read more »

The Beauty of the Orland Grassland in Winter

The Beauty of the Orland Grassland in Winter
I was alone in the Orland Grassland last Sunday. The temperature hovered near freezing and the paved trails were icy and the grass trails were soaked in grey ice. I thought I’d explore it because I hadn’t been there.    Apparently, the Orland  Grasslands or prairie is a loving restoration of old farmland.   While walking... Read more »