13 Feb, 2014

Winter White Lake

February 13th, 2014|Tags: , , |

On Monday I treated myself to a walk on the lakefront. "Treated," because going for a walk is a major operation these days, involving long underwear, serious snow boots (thank [...]

12 Feb, 2014

Porch Icicles

February 12th, 2014|Tags: , |

    We are having a formidable winter here in Chicago, and that includes formidable ice formations such as these on my neighbors' porch.       Flower baskets dripping ice [...]

6 Jan, 2014

Preparing for a Deep Freeze

January 6th, 2014|Tags: , |

That's me braving the storm this morning.   This morning I happened to be outside and decided to walk around a few blocks. I figured I won't get a chance [...]

19 Nov, 2013

Art: Boring Today, Interesting Tomorrow?

November 19th, 2013|Tags: , , |

Pierce Hall, in its current state of half demolition For my Artist's Dates these past two weeks, I attended the two-evening Bookmakers program offered jointly by the Smart Museum and the [...]

21 Oct, 2013

Open House Chicago: Elks Memorial

October 21st, 2013|Tags: , |

  Open House Chicago is one of those events that delights me to no end because I get to explore and learn and discover beauty I never knew was there. Hosted [...]

10 Sep, 2013

Summer’s Grand Finale

September 10th, 2013|Tags: , |

Every Wednesday and Saturday night, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the City of Chicago shoots fireworks off a barge by Navy Pier. I usually manage to go to see [...]

7 Aug, 2013

Chicago Skyline in Miniature

August 7th, 2013|Tags: , |

  Living in Chicago, today's August Break topic "skyline" is an easy one. However, in the heat and storms we're having today, I was not about to go out to [...]

6 Aug, 2013

Diagonals and a Lot of Sky

August 6th, 2013|Tags: , , |

Typical Chicago six-flat brownstone rooftops - with back porches and power lines, as seen from an alley, also typical I treated myself to a photography retreat last Sunday at the [...]

4 Jul, 2013

A Neighborhood Parade

July 4th, 2013|Tags: , |

 These guys actually bring up the rear of the 4th of July Parade in Hyde Park, Chicago, but what could be more American than a bunch of cowboys, albeit [...]

11 Jun, 2013

Fog on Lake Shore Drive

June 11th, 2013|Tags: |

Fog is rare in Chicago, but yesterday evening it rolled in thick off Lake Michigan as I was driving up and down Lake Shore Drive in the evening to pick [...]

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