We toured the beautiful Cantigny Gardens at the McCormick Mansion and museum. I have never seen such beautiful gardens anywhere, I took so many photos I would be embarrassed to tell you how many. The problem is that they are all worthy of being posted. But I will spare you that. Here are a couple for today and I will dribble the rest out slowly so as not to choke you. I say again that they were a feast for the eyes, ears, nose, and touch. I did not taste any although many were edible. More later. Enjoy the reflection of the water lilies, and a quick sample of only one of the lovely formal areas.
This beautiful circular garden is composed entirely of yellow Marigolds and large violet Zinnias .and is enclosed by a privet hedge. This panorama view opens the near side so that it's circular shape is not obvious. Simple but quite elegant the whole is a magnet for butterflies, bees and beetles. I will show proof of that soon enough. -->Click on the image to see it full size<--