Don’t be taken in!

These Hostas in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Emil Bach House parkway may look ‘dead’, but I can assure you, there’s an awful lot of ‘living’ going on underground!

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If the weather keeps warming (though it’s been much too slowly for ME!), there should be sprouts within the next two weeks!

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Today’s walk in misty showers

Days like today are supremely enjoyable…warm and Spring-like before noon!

After two days of thunderstorms, this morning there was a medium fog and wet streets…the perfect time to photograph, as the colors are deeper.

In the parkway in front of the Emil Bach House, I found these dead Hosta…in strangely captivating, ‘returning-to-earth’ tones.

They brought to mind Miss Havisham and her wedding cake in Dickens’ “Great Expectations”.

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Here’s a closer look at this one; I prefer the composition here, but had to first let you view the whole:

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Just next door is Cat’s Cradle Bed and Breakfast, where I found a good angle to capture raindrops!

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About three blocks up, in an alleyway, was this HUGE puddle, reflecting a large tree.  I rotated the image, because I felt it needed to be really looked at:

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A very gray day, indeed…within an hour of returning, the temperature dropped and it began snowing–TWO seasons in one day!

Well…that’s Chicago!