By midweek we had surpassed record rain totals for the month of May for the third year in a row. Go Chicago, we're on a roll!
Much of that water ended up in our basement, courtesy of a failed egress window and an abysmal storm drain, last Sunday evening. We're doing all right; never lost power, were able to spend the night at home, and by 3:00 a.m. the bulk of the water was cleared by the three pumps we had running.
It HAS forced us to spend several days cleaning our basement, so I haven't been able to visit the preserves as I normally would. Here are pictures taken either in 2018 or 2019, within a week of today's date. When the cleanup is finished I will go look for this year's version. In the meantime, you get three pictures featuring wild ginger, with its bashful, understated flowers that shelter in place.