From my windows: More Sunday morning peaceful

I’ve been quite tired and ‘out of sorts’ the last few days, hence no posts. My apologies, and to make up for that, here are some very comforting images, taken within the last half hour.

From my studio window

From my studio window

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The Farcroft, catching the first rays

The Farcroft and surrounds, catching the first rays

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Downtown Evanston, a little hazy, but serene nonetheless

Downtown Evanston, a little hazy, but serene nonetheless

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The rooftop of the Shambahla Center...it looks as if the local racoons may have been scampering around overnight!

The rooftop of the Shambhala Center…it looks as if the local racoons may have been scampering around overnight!

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Drifted snow atop a garage below turns pinkish as the sun rises...five minutes later, it was almost white again!

Drifted snow atop a garage below turns pinkish as the sun rises…five minutes later, it was almost white again!

N.B.:  These images have not been Photoshopped at all…they are, except for re-sizing, straight from the camera, as I didn’t want to ‘play’ with these soft, peaceful colors!

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From my window: Sunrise…Sunset

This morning, A nice, warm glow, summoned me to my east window, and of course, I took the camera with!

This morning, A nice, warm glow, summoned me to my east window which overlooks Lake Michigan, and of course, I took the camera with!

This was the view to the north, overlooking Farcroft and the City of Evanston high-rise.

This was the view to the north, overlooking Farcroft and the City of Evanston high-rise.

N.B.:  The two images above are ‘straight from the camera’…all I did was crop them a bit.

Now is the time of year when the rising and setting sun reflect perfectly in the windows of Evanston’s tallest buildings.  It’s just barely touching the CBRE Building, (where the Chase Bank is located…the dark one above), which looked like this at sunset just four evenings ago, on the 15th:

Believe me, it is a sight to behold, and only lasts for a few minutes!  But, I do look forward to these displays, and happy I was here to catch this one, in particular!

Believe me, it is a sight to behold, and only lasts for a few minutes! But, I do look forward to these displays, and happy I was here to catch this one, in particular!

Still g(r)o(w)ing strong…

…and looking splendid, don’t you think?

November’s Purple Hydrangeas

November’s Pink Hydrangeas

 

 

Though they are common…

…they are truly graceful!

Graceful Hosta Flowers in Shade

Graceful Hosta Flowers in the Setting Sun