Yesterday’s fog…

…rolled in and out throughout the day.

Take a look…and just enjoy!














On my walk back home, I took this shot of the top of the recently renovated Farcroft building’s north facade.


That statue in the lower middle always looked like a camel to me until I walked farther east on Fargo Avenue, zoomed in as far as I could, and caught this:


Phoenix?  Goony bird?  I do know it’s not a cockatoo!

I’ve found no documentation as to what it is, but it’s definitely a pretty incredible, huge sculpture sitting atop that thirteen story building!

These are real…

…beech nuts…

Copper Beech Nuts

…which grow on this marvelous old tree…

Copper Beech Tree in Dense Fog

…located in a small park along the shore of Lake Michigan in Bay View, Wisconsin.

Copper Beech Tree Plaque


When the copper beech

Came in sight

I stopped,


And said,

“Splendid you are,

Old tree.

Tell me your secrets.”

She remained silent.

Bold in the fog,

And yet,

Still revealing.

Copyright 2005

Today’s walk…

…yielded so much beauty it will take two posts.  I began at the Emil Bach House, designed in 1915 by Frank Lloyd Wright, and now owned by James N. Pritzker, founder of the Pritzker Military Museum here in Chicago.  The annual tulip display is phenomenal, but they are coming to their end.

Last of the Bach House Tulips  Copyright 2012

Just next door, heading north, is another Wright-era house, also owned by Mr. Pritzker.  There is a grand tulip display, but these lovelies also abide here:

Bleeding Hearts and Dew  Copyright 2012

The morning fog left everything kind of dewy, including these Hosta in the parkway:

Dewy Hosta  Copyright 2012

As I crossed Rogers at Ashland Avenue, I noticed these purple iris getting ready to burst:

Purple Iris Buds  Copyright 2012

Thinking I was finished shooting, I crossed Rogers Avenue…and something bright caught my eye.  I almost could not believe…a poppy!in full bloomon the first of May!

First Poppy  Copyright 2012