24 June 2011

and speaking of summer

list number 36

taken last summer in the small illinois town where my parents live and I swear to you, when I look at this, I can practically hear the cicadas. I can feel how thick the air is and I want to get on a plane and go home.

18 comments:

  1. much as my mother drives me insane, i can't imagine living far away from her. the husband and i talk about moving but...i'm not sure if we'll ever go through with it.
    get on the plane girl! <3

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  2. I don't want to be nosey, of course, but I live in Illinois and I went to college in a small southern town in IL as well, just curious what town?

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  3. Lovely.

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  4. ha, I live in small town il and you forgot to mention the swarms of mosquitos ;)

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  5. I'm from a small Illinois town and lovelovelove this photo :) Cicadas and fireflies... summertime at its best!

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  6. i grew up in Wisconsin and spent a great deal of the summer with my grandparents in Chicago...so i know what you mean!!

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  7. Mmm, I was just back in the Midwest and it was gloriously hot and humid. So nice to visit -- I felt like I was soaking up the mugginess through my skin -- and then it was refreshing to come back to the June Gloom in SoCal. =)

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  8. I can feel that small town feel too. I'm from a small Georgia towm...*deep breath*

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  9. yes! i have a similar photograph. the emotion and even the scents that explode my heart with total homesickness. gets me every time.

    i hope you enjoy a trip "home" soon. xoxo

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  10. Mmmm, I love the sound of cicadas, and I, too, grew up in a small town. I absolutely LOVE your blog and look forward to your posts! Please keep them coming!

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  11. ah, i know those elusive yet so deep feelings for a certain Home.

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  12. i am going back home this weekend to small town indiana - cannot wait!!!!

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  13. i miss that, that sense of a different home- that place where mom once was. what a wonderful feeling, that yearning, and that a single photo can evoke so much emotion in a person...

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  14. reading your post from a small illinois town... listening, of course, to the cicada symphony. & right now, nope, i wouldn't trade it :)

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  15. this is so beautiful, my friend.
    ... yes to home.

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