Rob and I spent a wonderful Sunday at the Chicago Botanic Garden for my 30-something birthday. We walked our sandaled feet off, as there is so much to see. Our favorite site is the "Evening Island". Last year we went late in the day and Evening Island was nearly pitch black and absolutely full of frogs! I hoped not to step on one accidentally. This time, we got to see it in late-afternoon... and there were no frogs out yet. Didn't take any pics on Evening Island, but here's some other scenic snaps of CBG: (you can click to see them bigger)
And here's my favorite pic of the trip~mating grasshoppers. Love blooms anytime of year!