Early in 2011 Chicagoans, and much of the Midwest, experienced a bad blizzard.
Outlying and rural areas were hard hit, but for much of downtown it was a different story.
Take a look ~ click any pic for larger views.
12.48 pm with blizzard beginning at 14.00 . . . corner of state & congress, chicago
less than 24 hrs after the blizzard
neighbourhood walk 24 hrs after blizzard, with subway in distance
From foreboding & gloom to bright sunshine.
What a difference!
Alisa’s weekly travel theme.
First photo also submitted for
WordPress’ weekly photo challenge.
Found just a couple of fluttering flags in the shoe box.
Hope you enjoy the contrast ~
east coast roundabout on a windy day
typical windy city (chicago) day
Submitted for Ailsa’s
Travel Photo Challenge
In response to lovely
Ailsa’s latest challenge, here are a few things that brighten the day, whether high gloss, or low.
Hope you enjoy!
glossy 30’s style glass & counter
glossy table top
glossy new water & energy efficient washer
This little mouse was a gift from dear friend Karen.
After always having plain mice, I love it!
Ailsa’s Travel Challenge.
Above was taken last summer,
readying an outdoor pool area for its annual opening.
Below were taken just in time for Hallowe’en.
(click any pic to go to side show)
WordPress & Ailsa’s Travel Challenges.
Two quick shots taken at dusk last night ~
There’s a small child-height water feature by a library under shade trees that hasn’t been drained for the coming winter freezes.
Thought you might enjoy the colours!
click either to go to larger views
Found a double-ended fountain with mosaic tiles behind the waterfall ~
here’s the other side, with slightly different drainage (the water has to have somewhere to move to!)
For Ailsa’s Travel Theme.
I should explain.
I’m a cat person.
However, in 2008 I was wandering the streets north of Chicago and saw this little cutie.
I snapped a quick pic wiith the owner’s permission.
Never thought to ask the name or breed, but can’t forget the expression.
Hope you enjoy!
submitted for Ailsa’s travel theme
Have had these sitting on my desktop and do hope you’ll forgive me for forgetting to post them for
Ailsa’s Travel Theme.
May we all enjoy the differences . . . and appreciate the similarities! 😉
a friend’s high top heels
another tapestry foot (left)!
Love the way it looks, so don’t mind the elbow grease it takes to get it so.
Well, not too much. 😉
For Ailsa’s lovely challenge
Ailsa’s travel theme ~ hope you enjoy these grasses from across the U.S., beginning in the west and moving east. Thank you for visiting, and y’all come back (as they used to say down South)!
click a pic to go to large sizes, full captions, and room for comments on each photo
Uni land from highway-yes, grass is all that colour in summer, particularly in drought years
in downton chicago they cover grassy areas with evergreen boughs in winter – lovely in snowy scenes
going to seed