Friday, May 28, 2010


To me, it appeared that something was flattening the sun a little this morning. It wasn't its usual oval shape as it can over the horizon. Some atmospheric optical illusion made it look more square. Square or oval, it was lovely.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Moving Migration

Lately I've been focusing a bit more on my other hobby - bird watching, so I don't have too many city scenes. However, I think it is interesting to see how many different birds stop by Chicago on their way north during Spring Migration. I love that I was able to take all of these bird photos right in the downtown area.

Here is a collage of birds from the past week or so. You can click on the image to enlarge it or visit my bird-watching blog, which is here, to see larger photos of these birds.

Column 1 (top to bottom): Wood Thrush, Veery, Palm Warbler, Black Throated Green Warbler
Column 2 (top to bottom): Prothonotary Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Oven Bird
Column 3 (top to bottom): Magnolia Warbler, Hermit Thrush

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bridgehouse View

Cool view out of one of the round windows in the Southwest Tower of the Michigan Avenue Bridge (where the Bridgehouse Museum is located).

Friday, May 14, 2010

Looking Good for 90!

The Michigan Avenue Bridge is 90 years old today. Of course there was a celebration: cake and free admission to the Bridgehouse Museum (that I didn't know was there despite passing it many times).

These are the four bridge towers of the "old girl".

Clockwise from top left

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Day Only a Boater Would Love

No, my camera lens does not need a good cleaning. ;)

This photo was one of the early bridge runs (when the Chicago Bridges are raised to allow the sailboats to get to the harbors from their winter storage homes) this year. However, since the
weather today looked almost exactly like this, I figured it was OK to post a slightly older (really only two weeks) photo.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Through the Rainbow ...

... and onto a plane.

This the passageway between the main entrance and one of the terminals at O'Hare Airport. I like the lights. I could do without the eerie music that plays in the passage, though.