Rings & Sand
Measurements of Time. I knew that the rings of a tree trunk will give the age of a tree. I had to look up the meaning of the idiom "sands of time." And one meaning was that It comes from the invention of the hourglass. But it seems to me that it must go back farther than that. It sounds more like a poetic expression through out the ages. Along the beach of South Shore Cultural Center.
Searchin' For Green
I went through the Parks and around the lagoons searching for that first green growth of Spring -- that I didn't find. So I went back to this date last year at a lagoon in Washington Park.
The View In-between
I love the beautiful stone facade. And I was struck by the view between the Church and the Rectory of Saint Philip Neri in the Sourth Shore Community.
Salute to Basketball
During the "Big Dance" on the day of the "Final Four" a salute to the game. It started with shooting into peach baskets in 1891, but kids today still find something, somewhere, to shoot balls into. I remember the area, but not the street as I was just passing by.
Skinny Girl Blues
The wall of a small neighborhood restaurant on E. 75th. My "Skinny Guy" inside loves haagen dazs with his cookies.
Cheers To Chicago
This area was snow-covered for weeks. I was walking along the beach very close to the water when I noticed this. Lovers usually, almost unconsciously, just scribble the name of a lover on something. I guess this person really loves Chicago -- like many of us do. So - Cheers Chicago! 63rd Street Beach.
Woods Of April
In early Spring. Forest Preserve of Cook County.
Waters Of April
After the ice's gone. The Lake at 75th.
Divided We Fall
The Developers come with colors. A red X for houses & buildings and an orange band for the trees. I have more sympathy for trees. In the pass few years, two of my favorite trees came down. A perfectly shaped, tall tree -- in Fall it had a stunning crown of yellow leaves shaped like a giant umbrella -- was taken down to make room for a jogging track. And the 300 yr. old Oak in the middle of Wooded Island was downed by a strong wind-shear. I took the shot because these pieces form an artistic looking pattern, as though they were placed there for art.
An Early Spring Day
In Chicago -- on the banks of Jackson Park Inner Harbor.