Photo Friday – Cool

Car night, Geneva, Illinois Canon 300D

Photo Friday’s theme this week is “Cool.” What’s cooler than Car Night in Geneva, Illinois?!

There were a lot of things I saw on my trip to Illinois that I had never seen before:
– Fireflies light up the night like tiny fireworks. (It’s true. I have somehow spent my entire life never seeing a firefly. They are something else…)
– Bright red cardinals and wild bunnies zipping around the neighborhood.
– Lighting storms from the airplane at night.
– The gorgeous city of Chicago.

Other cool things and people:

I will be leaving town tomorrow to spend the week in Hawaii. Two of my dearest friends in the world live in Hana (on Maui) and will be hosting Matt and I at their home. My friend Susan told me that if you can imagine the most beautiful place you can possibly imagine, Hana is a thousand times better than that. Looks like I’ll be snapping a lot of photos!

Jason Heidemann is celebrating his first book! He researched and wrote an irreverent guidebook about Chicago. I was lucky enough to receive the live version of the book on my trip!

The incredible singer/songwriter Martine Locke is recording a new album. I recommend pre-ordering her new album or purchasing one of her others. She is truly an outstanding artist.

Jeff Pitcher and Mike Schwartz are still bicycling their way across the country for The Great Sitting.
And then the most beautiful moment of all…

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  1. christine

    Have a magical time in Hawaii. Be safe. Laugh loudly. Breathe slowly.
    Also, are you going to be back by the 17th, by chance? I may be in town for the weekend…

  2. stef

    Oh, you listed all the things I love about Wisconsin! I so miss the fireflies and the cardinals and bunnies. I saw all of them on my last trip there too.
    Have a beautiful trip to Hawaii!

  3. Eva

    Have a wonderful time with Matt.
    That Jeff?s moment is really beautiful. Really is 🙂

  4. penelope

    Hooray for it all! Have a lovely time in Hawaii. Look out for the chickens.

  5. cooper

    I was going to say there’s one thing cooler than car night & then you posted it last!
    What a love story!

  6. mademoiselle a.

    You bet I went blog hopping between three blogs for the last hour…I didn’t want to believe it. How cool is this, you cute crazy people 🙂
    Much joy in Hawai’i!

  7. cpr

    Hi, did you take any photos of fireflies? I hope we can see one on your site. I wonder if you can capture their glow. I’ve never seen one either, except on that popular TV ad a couple of years ago (it had a neat song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole). Thank you.

  8. Julia

    I wish you a safe, wonderful, magical trip to Hawaii. How lovely to be in “paradaise” with good friends. I can’t wait to see the pictures you take there. Oh…thank you for posting the link to Jeff’s “moment”. what a wonderful expression of love!….I enjoyed reading his words so very much. 🙂

  9. jenn

    thank you for sharing jeff and keri’s moment with us. both keri and jeff’s stories were wonderful.
    have a wonderful time in hawaii. may it bring you peace and calm.

  10. rachael

    wow. I couldn’t help bouncing excitedly back and forth between Jeff’s site and Keri’s. What wonderful stories… just magical.
    Have a wonderful trip. 🙂

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