Monday conditions were better and I was able to drive to Dan Ryan Woods in Chicago for the Forest Preserves MLK Service Day. This is a good event, with school and community groups sending busloads of youngsters to get a taste of restoration. While they, too, had some weather-related cancellations, enough came to make it an enjoyable afternoon.
No restoration meant lots of play time in the snow. Mostly that means cross-country skiing though I also squeezed in some hiking.
From Lake Katherine in Palos Heights, my closest nature retreat, to Swallow Cliff, quite possible my favorite, 'It's all too beautiful' - I have a prize for the first person who tells me where I lifted the first four words of this sentence.