Thursday, April 17, 2014

Chicago: Part III

On our last day we decided to visit both the Shedd Aquarium and the Fields Museum.  They were incredible and I'd love to revisit them, especially as you could spent a whole day in each one alone.
 
The jelly fish exhibit was fantastic, almost made me like them!
 

I love seahorses and found myself drawn to them several times while we were there.  They are the most beautiful creatures and have an air of magic to them.

 

Unfortunately I didn't get many photos at the Fields Museum but it is phenomenal.  I can't recommend it highly enough.  We got to meet Sue, their resident T-Rex, and I just loved all the bones, mammals and totem poles they had on display.


There were so many highlights over the course of our anniversary weekend but the best would have to be the poem that my husband wrote for me.  I should mention that when we got married I gave him a silver pocket watch with the words 'hand in hand as we walk in the white sand' engraved on it.
 
Hand - together warmed by loving touch in the mittens
In- love from a shake through the years with increasing smitten
Hand - with a ring, look at me, with blue eyes filled in emotion
As - I look deep within, first time, an inkling more than a notion
We - one from that moment, relentlessly, lovingly build the flame
Walk - the winding path through valleys of joy, hills of pain
On - towards future unknown but built together and united
The - love shared anticipation,  like a child again, excited
White - has started but will be complete with bond even stronger
Sand - of time, my love, for you today, everyday,  will last longer
 
by my wonderful husband, Bryan Dechairo

16 comments:

  1. i love capturing jellies and sea horses too. you did really well.

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    1. It's hard to get decent images because of the lighting and the glass tanks but I kept trying. :)

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  2. Yes, both the aquarium and Fields Museum are simply fabulous and definitely worth another visit. And what a wonderful poem from an obviously wonderful guy.

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    1. We couldn't decide which to go to so we went to both. My feet were feeling it by the end of the day though. Hoping to go back at some point. I was thinking of you with all the buildings and imagining the amazing shots you would have got.

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  3. I love all three parts...beautiful pictures and words.

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  4. How sweet of your hubby ~ Congrats to your milestone and wishing you both lots of happiness ~ Enjoyed your pictures Kathryn, amazing shots ~

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    1. Thanks, such a great weekend with my hubby.

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  5. awww...so cool on his writing you a poem...does he usually write?
    if not that would make it all the more a treat...and those jellies are so cool
    like art and dancing all at once...

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    1. No he doesn't write poetry which is what make it all the more special.

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  6. I enjoyed I, II, & III. I adore Chicago and have been to each of the places you mentioned except the bean (and haven't seen the "legs" art) .. Happy Anniversary and what a sweet poem he wrote!

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  7. wow, what a wonderful gift, happy anniversary to you both! and those photos are just amazing, wow!

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  8. I concur with everything you said here....it's an amazing place but I've not been for such a long time. I'm hoping to one day find one of the seahorses that it supposed to live in the seaweed that I love to play in.

    And...that poem is phenomenal-WOW!

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  9. Gorgeous shots!! It looks like a water ballet.

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  10. Those jellyfish pictures are stunning. I am a big fan of sea horses too. They seem so magical.

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