Monday, January 30, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Exploring Chinatown: Ping Tom Park

You can get a unique perspective of the skyline - where else can you see the Sears Tower as a backdrop to a canyon wall? - from Ping Tom Memorial Park

Monday, January 23, 2012

Exploring Chinatown: Year of the Dragon

Last Fall we went exploring in Chinatown but I didn't have time to post the photos.  Until now.  In honor of the Chinese New Year (it's the Year of the Dragon), today, here are the nine dragons on the Chicago Chinatown's Nine Dragon Wall.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Chicago Lights

The Loop Alliance is leaving the music-synchronized lights along State Street up through February.  It started out in December with Christmas and Holiday songs and greetings.   Now all the songs are love songs. (Today, I heard "My Funny Valentine", "I Will Always Love You", "All You Need is Love".)  

On a dreary winter day, as the 2012 blizzard begins, a little color is nice to see.  But, come Spring, I hope they bring the tulips back.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tahquamenon Falls

The swirly waters of Tahquamenon Falls in Michigan's Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sunset at Mackinac Bridge

Used the car door as a tripod to get this long-exposure sunset photo.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Best of Both Worlds

Ice Crystals and Sand on the beach

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Patterned Pine

A little dusting of snow on pine trees makes an interesting pattern.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ice is Cool*

*Pun Intended ;)

Found a little bit of Winter up in Northern Michigan recently.  This is a photo through the railings on the breakwall in Charlevoix, Michigan.  

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Full Wolf Moon

According to The Farmer's Almanac, the January Full moon is known as the Full Wolf Moon because during "the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages."  Today's temperatures were in the high 40s.  Tomorrow is forecast to be in the 50s.  If there are wolves howling out there, it's because they're celebrating this unusual almost-Spring like weather.

P.S.  Sorry to be gone so long.  Between prepping for a home improvement project, the holidays, and a winter vacation, I didn't have time for posting.  I was still taking photos, though, so I should be able to post more regularly.