End of the Rose
When I took this shot, I had in mind to comment about the so-called feud between these two stars as to whose team it was, Rose or Butler. The Chicago Bulls belongs to the owner, Mr. Reinsdorf and you might say the next in line is the City of Chicago, the fans: in the City, the State, around the Country and around the World. These multi-millionaire employee transients -- if the owners desire and they're worn out their welcome by the fans -- are still just hired hands. Hired hands who have not won a Championship, got to the NBA finals or even make the Playoffs this year. Still, on this day, it's sad to see a hometown product, Derrick Rose leave. I wish him well. I can't say that the Butler did it -- but if he did -- I will say, Jimmy Butler "You got what you wanted and us fans are watching to see what you're going to do with it." Congrats Patrick Kane on your MVP Award and for bringing Chicago and the happy Hockey fans -- 3 beautiful Stanley Cups.
Trees Telling Stories
Trees telling yarns of life cycles through a tree's posture - alignment - and appearance. Narratives about life & death. And we can see them posing silently, because my noisy shutter moving has captured them. We can only speculate at what they're saying. But maybe -- because it has been standing there for twenty minutes with its head turned attentively -- the Great Egret can hear the trees and is listening carefully. Listening to the tales of some of the other natural inhabitants in these crowded, sprawling, wild, wet-lands.
Just a part of a long Mural on Drexel Blvd. The Mural is on a tall wall of what was once an elevated train track. Shot from across the wide Boulevard's -- center strip of land -- with trees, flowers and a walking path on it.
Grant Community Center on Drexel Ave.
On the backside -- sprouting beside a blighted building on Torrence Ave.
It's Personal, Not Business
Unlike in the Godfather - "It's not personal, it's business." I'm guessing that the name of his Cafe is not about his Smoothies or his Sweet Potato Pie -- but about his Sweetie Pie. I think this is on east 43rd Street near King Drive.
Out with the old and in with the new. (Click)
Trees & Glass
Or Glass & Trees? Or Plants or Architecture? Fortunate Loop. From Navy Pier. And a 3rd option Category. (Click)
Shot from the Street at somebody's very nice, long backyard of a big house in Kenwood. (Click)
Over & Under
I still have a love for Trains. An electric train-set was the Christmas gift of choice for boys in my generation. It was a toy you could add to in the types of box-cars, tracks and different things along the tracks. Today it's Play Stations, X Boxes and all sorts of games (mostly violent) that's sold for them. And for Christmas today many in Grade School want a smart-phone. And many get one.