Let's all hope for a light traffic start to the holiday weekend...
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Another for the "No Clue" series of unexplainable scenes in the city.
If you don't have enough space in your condo to display your carousal horse, no problem! Just put it on your balcony.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
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Monday, June 20, 2011
Love the Farmer's Markets!
After a rough Spring, things are finally starting to pop at the markets. Strawberries, Asparagus, early Cherries, Asparagus, Spring Onions, Asparagus, Rhubarb, Peas, and lots of greens. I'm one of the lucky ones in that - except for Mondays and Fridays - I can hit a market every day of the week between June and October. Many of them, including the Logan Square Market, go all winter now as well.
So there's really no reason for you to NOT Eat Your Veggies. (Although you can eat your chicken, pork, turkey, elk, beef, fish, lamb, goat, cheese, breads, tofu, eggs, all from the market, too!)
Sunday, June 19, 2011
The Man with a Fish fountain (near the Man with a Fish Garden) by sculptor Stephan Balkenhol is appropriately positioned at the entrance to the Shedd Aquarium. The Shedd staff would probably frown upon attempts by visitors to hug any of the Aquarium's residents. Especially the sharks.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
It's happened to me and I've seen it happen to others. Red Winged Blackbirds are very protective of their nests. Certain colors of hats and shirts seem to really set them off and they also - quite sneakily - sometimes attack from behind you.
There's been a pair by the Shedd (I don't know if it is the same pair each year) that are particularly territorial and protective. I think that's what prompted these signs.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
But what actually happens if you stand there? Perhaps the fireplug automatically opens and sprays you?
I was curious. But I'm also a sufficiently suspicious city-dweller. So I just took the photo.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Yay! Finished the 26.2 miles in 2 days with no blisters and only a little heel ache. Day 2 of Avon's Walk for Breast Cancer in Chicago was a little easier than Day 1 because there was significantly less humidity.