Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Heron County Park

Heron County is the name of the place...not the county it is in. It is in Vermilion County, Illinois..notice their Vermilion only has one 'l' and Indiana's Vermillion has two. But that is beside the point. We happened across this place quite by accident. It has an eagle viewing tower and this wetland boardwalk.


Much to our sorrow not a single thing was moving, but it was a beautiful day, and there was all these water lilies. I think they look like they are saying 'take me to your leader.'

I can't wait to go back there another day...it was so windy that day not even butterflies or dragonflies were moving. I have a feeling in wetter times that it is teaming with wildlife.
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I spent the day in the basement...made a pair of pillowcases to go with the quilt I posted yesterday. Not sure, but may get it in the mail tomorrow. I sent my daughter pics and she liked how it looks..

I am looking for ideas for my next quilt...not that I don't have a million. I am looking for ideas on how to use a specific fabric I have. So far no luck...but I will force myself to keep looking.

11 comments:

Ginny said...

I have never seen wetlands with a walkway like this. I bet in warmer weather, it would also have lots of mosquitoes. I love those water lilies!

Sue said...

I agree with Ginny-I'll bet the mosquitoes can be .....abundant at the right time of year.
It sure is a pretty place though!

Montanagirl said...

I gather that Great Blue Herons frequent this spot? Very nice.

don said...

I really like the looks of this new wetlands you discovered. That walkway could be a very good asset when the weather is more favorable making the sighting of animals more likely. Nice post.

Debbie said...

pretty view!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---love that boardwalk where you can walk out into the wetlands... That's awesome. Hope you do get to go back.

I'm sure your daughter will LOVE the quilt and pillowcases... NEAT!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Judy said...

Oh my goodness, I would love to walk that boardwalk!

Mary said...

Looks like a wonderful place to go! Will have to add it to my list.

EG Wow said...

Hehe! You made me laugh! Did you take them to your leader? :))

Caron said...

What a nice discovery! I bet it's a neat place each season.

Marie (once The Tile Lady) said...

This looks like a great place to visit. I will miss the wetlands but we can always go when we are back visiting in the south and southeast. I hope to see more pictures of this special place in the future.

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