Monday, September 05, 2011

Champaign is good, even when warm.

I visited Nick for a birthday lunch. It was a hot and steamy day, but the city of Champaign has not let that stop the commitment to the hayracks.


Osteo and purple petunias
 
Canna, coleus, zinnias, sedge, ipomea, and verbena. 

A senior at Illinois, Nick's new apartment has a fantastic view. I found myself just staring out at the city.


10 comments:

  1. Oh Sissy - the flowers are beautiful and what a great view! Nick is a very handsome boy! Go ILL INI! Another beautiful day. Enjoy!
    Connie (aka LOU)

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  2. wow, a senior? what great digs, he certainly is handsome - and I didnt even realize we both have Nick's :)

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  3. What a wonderful view - it looks like
    a great city:)

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  4. Looks like Champaign really takes pride in its appearance - the planters are lovely. And wow - what a great view your son has!!! Best wishes to him on a fantastic, memorable senior year.

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  5. Wow, Nick has a million dollar view in his apartment! Most college students live in shacks. He is very fortunate.

    The city looks very well cared for with its interesting planters.

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  6. Flowers look lovely. Nice apartment view- I could spend hours looking out of a window like that (Illinois is pretty flat, isn't it?). And best wishes and a good senior year! You must be proud!
    PS~ hope you're enjoying this nice cool weekend!

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  7. Love the combo of the osteo's and petunias!
    And what great views--he's a lucky fella

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  8. Ooh la la....Nick is so handsome. Today is also our step granddaughter's 19th birthday. She's a freshman at UW-Madison. Her mother drove there today to have lunch with her.

    Happy Birthday to Nick and Haley.

    donna

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  9. Hello, nice to meet you..look forward to reading more of your blog..thanks for the kind words you left in comments on blessing the elements...
    Peace & Love
    Blessings

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  10. What gorgeous views! And such a handsome son!

    The next time you visit him, you'll have to let me know; maybe we can meet up. The campus has some beautiful plantings...have you visited the Idea Garden on Lincoln Avenue? It's where I put in some volunteer hours, and it's a great place for gardening ideas.

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