We went to Lyons Woods Saturday afternoon. Ornaments were hung -- randomly -- on trees along the trail. Once I caught on I kept walking to see if I could find more. Two women I passed said they'd counted more than 40.
Though we are in a "snow drought" it's still gotten cold. There was ice in the tree roots at Illinois Beach on Sunday. Shoreline erosion toppled these trees within the past two years.
Lower center: There is a bike trail (finely-packed gravel) under about a foot of sand.
An important book, all the better for Arsenault's extraordinarily fine writing.