Rock Star and I spent three days in Grafton, Illinois for a business-mixed-with-pleasure trip. We stayed at the beautiful Aeries Winery high on the river bluffs of the Mississippi. The photos taken for their website at http://www.aerieswinery.com must have been taken in winter. Our view from the balcony was this beautiful pool and breathtaking scenery looking over the trees at the river.
I took a walk early in the morning and found the woods surrounding our condo to be a soothing respite from the already hot temperatures of the Midwest summer.
A two lane path beckoned and birds chirped a cheery morning tune. I couldn’t seem to manage to get a photo of anything more mobile than a tree, so I’m sharing the path, the trees and plants along the way.
|How can anything so lovely be called a weed?|
I found a big patch of wild berries which the birds were kind enough to share. Yum!
|Sweet Red Berries|
Well, if you live nearby do take a look at Aeries’ website and you will see why I highly recommend a stay there when you need to get away from it all for a mini vacation only minutes from St. Louis. It is lovely and the staff could not be nicer. Be prepared to walk uphill – a lot…