Have you ever had one of those days where nothing is going your way and everything you try just gives you more headaches? I had one of those days. Solution? Go out to see a beautiful light show at the Illumination show at Morton Arboretum. I know it sounds crazy, but as soon as I started walking the snowy trails I forgot all about my troubles and I was just mesmerized by the lights dancing in the trees. It was not just pretty x-mas lights wrapped around the trees and shrubs, but the lights were moving, changing colors and projected across the pond and the sky. There were several stations where you could interact with the lights. I hovered my hand over one station and depended on how many fingers I showed, the pattern of lights projected across the pond changed. I sang Jingle Bells to the black walnut trees and the lights responded to my voice. The most popular with the children were the hug a tree. The color of lights changed depended on how hard you hugged one of the four trees. I was kept warm by several warming stations throughout the trail with roaring log fires. My original plan was to take a quick photograph and get into the club house to see the lights from indoors but I ended up staying out for over 3 hours in the frigid 12 F cold. I had this suspicion that I was the last person to leave the place... lonely car in the parking lot was the clue.... me, the moon and the lights.