Sixteen years was far too long to be away from the Chicago Botanic Garden. But we finally squeezed in a visit yesterday morning -- a side trip to our whirlwind weekend in Evanston, where we lived long ago in our pre-kids days. The weather was perfect, the garden was more spectacular than ever, and I even spotted a few favorite birds. You can see my short CBG Flickr slideshow here, or click through the photo set yourself here.
Now I remember why I used to visit the garden often when we lived in Chicagoland. What an amazing and beautiful pIace.