In the neighborhood…

…some have gone ‘all out’ decorating for the season! These images were taken at the corner of Sheridan Road and Birchwood Avenue during last Saturdays rain.

Birchwood Avenue Decor-1


Birchwood Avenue Decor-2


Birchwood Avenue Decor-3


Birchwood Avenue Decor-4

In Autumn…

…the time of dying,

the color green escapes hastily

while native grasses

repaint themselves

as gold, rarefied



Copyright 2012

Golden Grasses, Evanston IL


…people bought ‘pet rocks’ several decades ago, so why not fallen leaves?

For Rent or Sale

Note:  Oh, okay, I may as well admit it…I added the “OR SALE” just for fun!

From my window: Every year…

…at the end of September, a group from northern Wisconsin sets up a “Pumpkin Lot” at the front end of the parking lot next door, which is right below my window.  They do return in November to run the space as a “Christmas Tree Lot”, but for now, it is filled with beautiful ‘pumps’, as I like to call them.

The Pumpkin Lot in the Late Afternoon

As darkness begins, and gorgeous Autumn hues are replaced with subtly-colored leaves reflecting the light of bare bulbs, the whole lot becomes a little creepier, especially when visited by a man dressed totally in black!

The Pumpkin Lot in the Early Evening