Tank Cars Rumbling
I think it was over 100 and they were moving in no hurry. 122nd & Torrence
A Cluster of Leafless
No more explosion of new leaves in Spring, but the leafless are still imposing. 122nd & Torrence.
Escaping July Heat
This little beach is one of several at Calumet Park -- at the end of east 95th. Because of it's location & depth it has more of the smaller kids. On the other side of Lake Michigan -- those are a long line of Industrial buildings located in Indiana.
Water-Hole in July
Plump with Summer rain, algae, greenery all around -- barely four months from naked trees, brown foliage, a surface of wind-swept pure snow, over a layer of thin-ice -- all in the long, early darkness of a Midwest Winter. 122nd & Torrence.
Greenness After Rain
If you go back 40 years, or more, and you were driving on Torrence Ave into Chicago, or driving into Chicago on the Calumet Expressway (Now the Bishop Ford) you could see this mountain-like structure rising because of dredging. This shot is from the Torrence Ave side at 122nd Street. I'm going to call it Mt. Chicago. Because of the heavy rain in the last three weeks, the large retention pond's water level is full -- and Mt.Chicago has turned greener and Prettier. I'm going to place this capture in Cityscapes, because there's no other scene in the flat City limits like it.
Wildflowers among urban blight
My friend, the Tennessee woman's house is on the corner of this one-way street on my way home. I stopped when I saw her tending to the many flowers in the front, on the side and in her backyard. So I said, "Take a load off woman" and she's always happy to sit with me in her gazebo, mainly because I usually bring a "cold one" with me. She's very artistic and I noticed this saucer full of petals on the wicker table. I thought they were plastic until I touched them -- which made her artistic touch worthy of me taking out my camera.
No matter how dense a wooded area is, Sunrays will filter through to the floor.
Field off of Torrence Ave,
Rising & Abandoned
An old smokestack is an indication of the age of this abandoned Church in the shadow of the modern High-Rise. Around 29th & King Drive.