EDGE OF THE MARSH
Too many gray days have me longing for colors; this is one of my desktop backgrounds that I switch to during a spell of grayness. Shot off of Torrence Ave. around 150th.
SOMETIMES I WONDER
Are the designers of some women's shoes from an Alien Race? But the designer of the Leopard print dress is quintessential human, very much in tuned to human desires and the "laws of attraction." I wondered about the origin of the style of hip-hoppers wearing their pants hanging low. And found that it came out of prisons where inmates were not allowed to wear belts, so their pants hung low. It was picked up (or brought out) by rappers who "infected" their fans -- which was easily done because most teens have the "herd mentality." Just look back -- and laugh now -- on what we thought, as a teen, was really cool. Shot while passing the Akira store on east 53rd -- which replaced the cultural icon, Borders Books.
TRUNKS & GREEN: 12-26-2011
I guess one of the reasons for taking pictures is capturing a day to look back on one year later. It was something about the density and the crookedness of these tree trunks that were not in -- some woods or a Forest Preserve -- but on the campus of Chicago State University.
MORNING HAS BROKEN
Like The First Morning. Shot overlooking a lagoon in Jackson Park.
A light pole on the sands of 63rd Street Beach.
WEEPIN' AT SUNDOWN
A lagoon in Wasgington Park.
CHICAGO: TASTE OF THE WORLD
If a city's going to label itself World-Class -- and Chicago is -- It must have some world-class restaurants. And that label also means that the city have foods from around the world in a great variety of food establishments: supermarkets, festivals, private vendors, ball parks, caterers and at parks and beaches, to name a few. Places like this Stella's Market -- specializing in foods from Africa, Caribbean and Soul Food. Shot on a windy & biting-cold first day of winter -- 63rd Street Beach House.
FIRST SNOW ROUND HERE
First day of winter, far eastside of Chicago. Looked out my window expecting a few inches of a pristine snow covering. C'mon Tom Skilling, Brant Miller, Steve Baskerville, Jerry Taft -- all of you -- before the Anchors could get a word in -- led off the broadcasts, with your game-faces on -- with dire warnings of a massive winter snowstorm on the way. "Take cover" "Break out the snow blowers & the shovels." And what you put into motion is costing Chicagoans more tax money. Armies of City workers on overtime pay, sitting in parked trucks, with the motors running, eating donuts. Guys (Weather men) the Midwest is dreaming of a white Christmas -- just like the ones we used to know.
OUTLINES & SPIRALING
A sketching by Mother Nature.
6400 S. Kimbark Avenue.