Sunday, July 31, 2011

Wired Sunset

The sun sets on a hot day, perhaps giving the electric wires, surely humming as air conditioners are running full blast, a rest.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Fountain of the Great Lakes

I recently learned about this beautiful fountain while volunteering with the Alliance for the Great Lakes.

This is the Fountain of the Great Lakes by Lorado Taft. It is located in the Stanley McCormick Memorial Court on the south side of the Art Institute. The five women represent each of the five Great Lakes and the fountain shows the flow of water between the lakes from Lake Superior down to Lakes Michigan and Huron and then to Lakes Erie and Ontario.

Below the photo are two water sprites that appear on either side of the main fountain.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Color Wheel

Wall of color at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

For the Record

While I was waiting to take yesterday's photo, I noticed that people were walking around the back of the statue and surreptitiously looking up. Well they THOUGHT they were doing this surreptitiously.

So, for the record: Yes, she is wearing undergarments. This is Chicago, not Hollywood. And she's Marilyn, not Britney.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Heels and Subway Gratings

When I wear heals and walk over a subway grate, I get stuck. But this is Marilyn, after all.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Cloud Study

Another cool looking cloud appeared over the city. Looks like a bowl of French Vanilla Ice Cream with Whip Cream on top.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Walking on Air

The North Avenue Bridge over Lake Shore Drive.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Outta My Photo

While a passenger in a car driving down Lake Shore Drive, I was attempting to get some photos of the boats anchored at the Ohio Street Beach. This guy popped into my frame. If he, too, clicked his shutter, then he got a photo of me taking a photo. I'll have to check the other City Daily Photo blogs from Chicago to see if he is "one of us" ;)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Details Details

I like the little details that are on the older buildings in Chicago.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Feather Friends

While the warblers have all moved on a few months ago, Chicago is still a big bird watching destination. Although, this Kingfisher was a little flat ... must be the heat.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Matter of Perspective

When I crossed the street the first time, I read this as "She". On my way back across the street I saw it from a different perspective and realized it could just as easily be "345".

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

In a Fog

We don't usually see such heavy fog in the summer. Early Spring, yes. Autumn, yes. Summer, not so much.

However, on Tuesday, the cool Lake Michigan water temperature (around 65 degrees Fahrenheit) reacted with the extremely warm air temperature (92 with a heat index closing in on 100) to create a wall of fog around the city's lakefront. It only went in a few blocks from the lake. The fog was thick enough that all the beaches were closed to swimming. People could go to the beach but couldn't go in the water because the fog was so dense that the life guards couldn't see that far.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Literal Interpretation

The sign said "Stop Here" ... so she did.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

More Wild Clouds

After all the wild weather on Thursday, these clouds (also, as yesterday's photo was, from Friday July 1) made me wonder if Sigourney Weaver was going to be showing up with the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Who you gonna call, then??

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wild Weather ... Continued

After an evening of wild storms on June 30, Friday (July 1) brought some eerie looking clouds.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Summer Stargazing

Stargazer Lilies. A summertime scent-sational flower.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Wild Weather

I didn't think just setting the camera on the table and putting the shutter speed at 30 seconds would really get anything.

I hoped.

Apparently Mother Nature wasn't camera shy on Thursday night.

Here's what the storm looked like as it rolled in over Navy Pier.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Theme Day: Green

Today is Theme Day on City Daily Photo and the theme, voted on by the CDP members, is GREEN.

Here are all things green from my farmers markets this past week: Cucumber, Fava Beans, Garlic Scapes, Kohlrabi, Mustard Greens, Sugar Snap Peas, Basil, Marjoram, Sage, Tarragon.

So many shades, so many flavors, so good.

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