In the midst of the Illinois Valley, the signs of spring are plentiful. Whether you have your eye on the flowers blooming in your yard, the feathered friends who have returned from their winter hiatus, the butterflies and insects considered both friend and foe ... spring brings plenty of beauty into our world.
Spring — a season of second chances. It arrives every year without fail, if only we take the time to truly notice the beauty it brings.
Whether you decide to take a drive through the countryside, a stroll by one of the waterways in the Illinois Valley, or you just want to check out your own backyard, you'll no doubt enjoy many of the sights of spring pictured here ... and more.