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in the wings





alongside a trail…


with tutus perfectly coiffured,

les petites ballerines

nervously stand

in the wings ~


anticipating their cue…




June 27, 2015 at 1:30 pm 3 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge – Motion




2012-05-12 15.04.57 cropped

the final leg of the last relay of the last year of middle school….



It was a typical COLD May morning in the NW ‘burbs of Chicago – complete with wind and rain.  As always, the 8th grade boys ran their relays last – and this was the sectional tournament, thus many schools, many teams and many hours spent in the rain, in the wind – in the friggin’ cold.  The young man above is my son and he was coming in hard… I was not certain if I could catch a photo of the wind but I did!!  I wish I had a different camera, other than my i-phone (this photo was shot in 2012), however, it doesn’t really matter.  Peyton loves this picture.  His words were:

“Wow! I am airborne!  Cool shot Mimz!”





April 25, 2015 at 2:30 pm 13 comments

the race ~ ~ ~

~  ~  ~  ~  ~


just popped


~ W I D E  A W A K E ~

my mind


not wanting to sleep




my eyes


~ w i d e  o p e n ~

i buckle up tight


each lap picks up speed



the race of the night


September 26, 2014 at 1:30 pm Leave a comment

Wordless Wednesday – Gotta go…



New Squirrel

photographer – Jordan



May 7, 2014 at 2:10 pm 11 comments

so blue

a friday night sky

ocean of blue above me

clouds on vacation

cloudless 3

heading out

cloudless one

heading back

Friday night run

Nippersink Forest Preserve

Lake County, IL

August 17, 2013 at 2:45 pm 13 comments

for lease


spectacular views

cultural diversity

quite neighborhood

eco-friendly nirvana

above it all – a château




While trail running with Peyton,

we came across…

nippersink 1

a château for rent

Nippersink view

the view

Nippersink view 2

the neighborhood

Nippersink Forest Preserve – Lake County

Round Lake, IL

August 12, 2013 at 1:45 pm 8 comments

with mom, sort of


a pair became one

three steps, one blink – he is gone

alone – i do run

where might he be

Peyton was here just a second ago…

August 6, 2013

Running on  the trail with my son Peyton, sort of – We started together, passed each other twice and I found him by the car.  He had been waiting for about 5 minutes. Humph!  🙂

August 7, 2013 at 1:47 am 8 comments

trail running

begins with one step

followed by two and many

a helical path

scent of clover fills one’s nose

my slice of heaven on earth



singing hills trail - 7-25-13

taken July 25, 2013


singing hills trail 7-27

taken July 27, 2013

Both pictures were taken at The Singing Hills Forest Preserve in Lake County, IL

Quite a contrast in weather wouldn’t you say?

July 28, 2013 at 2:32 pm 6 comments

my running imagination

cat tails 2


while running i see

soldiers hiding in tall grass

bayonets attached

prepared to defend their swamp

from runners, walkers and dogs?

cat tails

Lake County Half Day Forest Preserve

Lincolnshire, IL

July 27, 2013 at 3:59 pm 12 comments

the hammocks

years ago….
we were on the big island
there to watch a race
spending time away from life
enjoying sunbeam kisses on our face.
there were….
the sounds of the ocean
rustling of palm trees
scent of plumeria
& a hammock swaying in the breeze.
i can see you on the big island
running along the beach
enjoying your hammock in the sun
away from those who miss you
& your precious little Pee.
there are….
the sounds of the ocean
rustling of palm trees
scent of plumeria
and you
on your hammock
swaying in the breeze.
post run hangin'

post run hangin’

A note: the day before my friend passed, he purchased two hammocks from L.L. Bean. I still have them.

March 17, 2013 at 2:09 am 9 comments

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