Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Pleasant Places

Trying to return to normal, what's normal anyway???, by participating in Kim's Texture Tuesday. There was a time I wouldn't miss this fun meme, but you know how life sometimes gets in the way of the fun things in your life.

This past week my sweetie's brother and sisters have come visiting, which I do so love seeing them. While they were here we took walks in our lovely downtown and strolled along our Riverwalk.  I love showing off our great little city...we have much to be proud of.  Our city planners have accomplished great places to wander and enjoy....mixing the old and the new.  Having lived here for over 35 years, I proudly call this my home (eventho I occasionally throw in the fact I was raised in the great state of Texas, calling Dallas my home for many years).

Our Riverwalk is a beauty....


Even our flowers & little butterflies/moths are delightful along the Riverwalk....


The architecture in our downtown reflects the age of our fair city....



Showing off my town....Naperville, IL is one of life's simple joys.  What brings you joy...hopefully you have pleasant places to walk and enjoy near your home.




Thoughts come clearly while one walks.  ~ Thomas Mann

Until next time.....



33 comments:

  1. Naperville is lovely and you should be proud! Great shots to show her off.

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  2. I think you can make the dreariest place beautiful with your photography. You are so incredibly talented.

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  3. What a breath-taking view of your Riverwalk! Such a pretty moth shot. I don't know what that flower is. Your textured buildings are soooo perfect. And I'm going to 'steal' that last quote. Thanks.

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  4. Looks like a terrific place to live...and visit! Wonderful photos!

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  5. Oh, it brings back good memories.... Between the heat, and the mosquitoes I haven't been out of the house much...I have house-a-tosis! lol Oh and p.s. it's a skipper butterfly!

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  6. It is a beautiful town that deserves to be shown off. The sky over the covered bridge is gorgeous.

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  7. My goodness, that first shot of the bridge and sky is just gorgeous! Looks like a wonderful place to be!

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  8. how nice to be proud of your town. I'm sure you are the most gracious hostess.

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    1. P.S. that sun in the clouds shot is magical

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  9. Your river walk is indeed a beauty! Fantastic shots of the butterfly, and the architecture too!

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  10. What a beautiful place to live!

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  11. I love that river walk! And the sky and clouds and sun in the first photo? Oh, my--stunning! You have given us a beautiful view of your home.

    I enjoy walking by the river in my town.

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  12. Love those aged buildings and that bridge is awesome.

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  13. beautiful place and images Deanna.

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  14. As I was reading this post with it's gorgeous images of your beloved city, I couldn't get my mind off you and all you have been through lately. Even in your own pain, you were kind and generous with your time for your hubby's family. Normal, mine normal seems to change constantly but thing for sure your normal sweet spirit evades your many circumstances...You are an inspiration to us for so many different reasons..

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  15. I did want to say I love your new header....I think it might be my all time favorite but I've said that before....

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  16. Beautiful photography, Deanna. Magnificent sky in the covered bridge shot.

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  17. Oh my, the rays of the sun you captured in that first shot are magnificent!

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  18. Deanna, all of these are wonderful, but the photograph of the riverwalk is just gorgeous.
    What a beautiful place it is.

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  19. Beautiful! I love the covered bridge across the river. And the sun shining through the clouds is gorgeous!

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  20. Always a pleasure to stop by your blog. Today was no exception. That first shot of the covered bridge just blew me away. It is just gorgeous.

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  21. Your Riverwalk is indeed beautiful! I love the way you caught the sun's rays in your photo. I can tell you love your town. Isn't it wonderful to be at peace with the place we live.

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  22. Beautiful! I love the riverwalk and your gorgeous photo with the sunrays. The architecture is lovely - what a nice place to live and to visit! xo

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  23. the covered bridge is stunning as are all of your shots..we've a million places to walk and each one as beautiful as the other ;-).

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  24. Okay -- so when you captured the covered bridge... did you realize at the time how spectacular the sky was? Just amazing Deanna. Thanks so much for sharing at TM this week. xo

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  25. That first shot looks amazing. Looks like a beautiful place to call home..

    Hugs~

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  26. Yes, your town is amazing...had the chance to visit it years ago and it has such a great reputation. The river-walk is spectacular!! But to capture the bonus of the awakening sky..wow.

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  27. Beautiful photos as always Deanna! One of these days I'm going to visit Naperville! I have a good friend in Bolingbrook, IL and it's been way too long since I visited!

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  28. hey! that's naperville! that's our bridge! :) with an outrageously gorgeous sunbeam. wowzer. you indeed have cause to be proud of your town and i know this from first had experience. and i have to admit it gave me the warm fuzzies to see it here. remembering the fun we had. :) xoxo

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  29. Deanna,
    Glad life is returning to a more normal state. Sounds like you are having a good visit with your Husband's family. I am sure you appreciate their support.

    The Riverwalk looks like a fun place to relax and photograph. I like the new header too.

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  30. What great shots of your riverwalk! Just beautiful!

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  31. Wonderful place to stroll and take photos.

    Earl

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