https://youtu.be/C2J6dGUkZeQ One of the simple pleasures of summer (I realize June 17th is technically not summer, but when it's a sultry 100 degrees in the shade, it's close enough) is watching the fireflies. Fireflies, a.k.a. lightning bugs, are pretty amazing. Like tiny, flashing glowsticks, these cute little creatures can make the night sky seem a … Continue reading Fireflies at Dusk
https://youtu.be/883wUmvi5u0 The video link is above. If you can make it to Carterville on Memorial Day, it's worth the drive to Cannon Park to see the beautiful American flags on display. It is very sobering to walk through the flag-lined path and read the names of past and present persons in the military. It is … Continue reading Walk Through a Beautiful Display of American Flags
It's that time again... Earth Day is that day set aside each year to reflect upon God's beautiful creation and how we can be better stewards of it. Earth Day was introduced to the U.S. in 1970 by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. It followed a large oil spill in 1969 and national concerns about air … Continue reading Happy Earth Day!
As you've likely heard before, farmer's markets are a great local shopping adventure. Some are practically one stop for your grocery needs. Even in winter months, the Carbobdale area is blessed to have a couple of farmer's market options. The Community Farmer's Market is open December through March from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on … Continue reading Farmer’s Market Finds
If you were in Southern Illinois earlier this week, as temperatures actually hit 60 degrees Fahrenheit in some spots, you may have noticed grocery store shelves start to empty. Once the forecast indicated a wintry mix was coming, storm panic hit. People began planning large meals of French toast and meat. Well, maybe not, but … Continue reading Snow Days
It's time again for the Southern Illinoisan's Reader's Choice Awards. Please make sure to support your favorite Southern Illinois businesses, services, and entertainment. A Slice of Southern Illinois would also appreciate your vote for "Best Local Website" in the Entertainment category. Please use the write in option if the website is not already listed on … Continue reading It’s That Time Again…