Friday, August 19, 2005

Horace Mann Flower Power

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Photo: Red vains beautifully contrast with the light green leaves of this plant.

Needless to say, flowers are beautiful. I see so much ugliness about town which could be overcome with a field of flowers here or there.

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Photo: A Butterfly Bush, teaming with dozens of hard working bees of many species

I took the photographs for this post on the grounds of Horace Mann Plaza.

Horace Mann Companies has a staff of talented, and hard working grounds keepers who have turned the Horace Mann Plaza into an oasis of natural beauty. A lunch time walk through the Horace Mann Plaza can be a reinvigorating experience. With plenty of shade trees, and dozens of flower patches plotted along curving paths it's a worthy pick to include on any walking course.

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Photo: A beautiful butterfly visiting some beautiful flowers

Horace Mann Plaza is located just one block east of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Illinois. The plaza is located between Jefferson, and Washington streets, and occupies two city blocks, starting at seventh street on the west side of the Plaza.


Marie said...

Wow! It's amazing that such breathtaking beauty exists in downtown Springfield. Nice butterfly shot.

BlogFreeSpringfield said...

I worry for you Jerome, the comments that follow Marie's are a bit creepy. But the butterfly photo is beautiful. And the museum photos are brochure worthy.

JeromeProphet said...

Marie & Dan,

Thank you for your kind comments.

I deleted all those blog-spam comments.


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