Stubborn rainclouds hang overhead as the sun rises on a cold wintry morning, lighting the clouds underneath and causing a paradox of color.
Still waters run deep
A beautiful, chilly, quiet morning just before sunrise near Fullerton Avenue Beach on the Lakefront Trail.
A honey of a view
The Honeycomb is a relatively new Chicago landmark located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, which is about a mile north of downtown. The sculpture is located in the Lincoln Park Zoos Nature Boardwalk and is just east of the free outdoor zoo. The name of the structure is the Peoples Gas Education Pavilion. The structure faces south directly towards downtown and provides a nice view of the John Hancock building through its arch.
I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket. Taken from North Avenue Beach this morning.
I walk on the lakefront for sunrise 3x a week, but today was extra special. A pair of young lovers were sharing a hug as i was walking by and there it was. There is a saying by Virginia Satir, a respected family therapist, We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth. Today, I got mine. Got hugs?
North Avenue Cotton Puffs
What a weekend in Chicago! Pride parade, Mamby on the Beach, and the most perfect weather imaginable, with Magritte-esque clouds punctuating the skies.. The city comes alive on our beaches each summer, and the beautiful sunshine we enjoyed this weekend was a highlight.
Spring Sunrise Shining
The new trees planted on the landfill at Fullerton Avenue on the Lakefront Trail haven't blossomed yet, but the sun is making it's way down to generate photosynthesis and get things going! I hope these new trees take.
Break through the ordinary
The unseasonably warm weather has brought the city out of its Winter shroud and sent some badly needed hope, exercise, and fresh air. I walked along North Avenue Beach at sunrise today and caught this break in the fence as the sun was coming up behind the clouds over the Michigan side. Nothing ordinary about this weekend. Nothing at all.
Wispy Winter Trail
The new lakefront trail rerouted through the landfill at Fullerton Avenue beach sports a row of newly planted trees, and as I was walking North, they formed this perfect line as if soldiers marching at sunrise.
Sunrise at North Avenue Beach, just as Autumn lingered. The atmosphere was behaving alike a literal prism, sending reds, purples, oranges, yellow and then ultimately blues right at daybreak.
A Chicago native, I wake up at 5:30 am to watch the sun rise over Lake Michigan, walking between Diversey Harbor and North Avenue Beach. Photos are shot with my iPhone. Nature does the rest.
I double-majored in Journalism and Biology at IU, and took two photojournalism classes working on my degree. I wasn't successful at photography at all...until I started posting my morning walk pictures on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook, and wanted to share them with the larger Chicago community.
My friends who live in other cities always say, "You know, I never think of Chicago as being a beach town." Proving it is, every single day.