Category Archives: Outdoors

Springtime. Bluebonnets. Tulips.

Each spring in Texas, every Texan takes grandma and/or the kids on the road (out 290 for Houstonians) and takes pictures of them sitting in a bluebonnet field. I believe this is required by statute in Texas. We do not … Continue reading

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Merchandise Mart

Nothing particularly special, it’s just that I went by the Merchandise Mart on my walk this morning, and thought it looked really nice in the sun.

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Chalk Howard Street

We took the L up to Rogers Park and the Chalk Howard Street festival. Chalk artists from around the country came to chalk up Howard Street, including this shot of Chicago native Harrison Ford climbing up out of the ground. … Continue reading

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Chicago Summer (sort of)

It’s Memorial Day weekend! Traditional start of Chicago summer. People flock to the beach. There were a lot of people out there today in shorts, t-shirts, and sandals. Because it’s the start of summer. They weren’t going to let the … Continue reading

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Spring, 2022

Each Spring, Chicago plants billions (well, at least a million) tulips along Michigan Avenue. Each Spring, Chicago raises the bridges downtown to let sailboats that have been in storage all winter out into the lake. Each Spring, Chicago finally warms … Continue reading

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A Sunny Day

A nice, sunny day in Chicago. Wind chill was -20°C. But it was sunny. So we decided to stroll down Michigan Avenue. One of the major problems in going anywhere in Chicago in the winter is deciding how to dress. … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

The Lunar New Year parade in our neighborhood today. Sixty-fifth anniversary of the Bezazian branch of the Public Library. Bezazian was a WW II hero. Wind chill was -15°C. Everyone had a good time. Although I imagine those drummers’ fingers … Continue reading

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Xmas in the City

We went downtown this evening to see the lights. Billions and billions of little twinkly lights. “I don’t remember all these lights when I was a little kid,” I told CVH. “That’s because they didn’t have all these lights when … Continue reading

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North Pond

We are lucky in that we live next to Lincoln Park (you can see part of it in the “Edgewater Beach Now” picture on the right side of this blog). Although I have spent many hours in the park this … Continue reading

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Full Moon Jam

Although the full moon was two nights ago, there was a Full Moon Jam in the park this evening. This has been going on for over fifteen years. A bunch of people beat on drums and others dance with torches. … Continue reading

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