We took a mental health day this week and ended up at the beautiful Edwards Orchard in Poplar Grove Illinois. With just a few of the leaves turning, it was s perfect day to visit.
By the rivers gently flowing Illinois, Illinois
O'er thy prairies verdant growing, Illinois, Illinois
Comes an echo on the breeze
Rustling through the leafy trees,
and these mellow tones are these, Illinois.
I love that song and recently found a beautiful folksy version on itunes. I learned this song in grade school and it is rarely sung, except by me! ;-)