Today…in the rain

“They” said it would clear by early afternoon.  “They” were wrong…again!

Just two weeks ago, I posted these lovely tulips on State Street, here in the Chicago Loop:

Today, they looked like this:

And like this:

So, I walked over to the Art Institute, hoping to spend the afternoon indoors, but today was not a free day (it’s the end of the month for me, and 5 color ink cartridges cost almost $92, which ate into my ‘extras for fun’ account).  I spent some time in the gift shop, admiring overpriced objects mostly ‘Made in China’, then retired to the garden.

Oh!  Pansies!  How I love pansies!

All photos copyright 2012

There is more to come from the Art Institute…just am too tired to run everything through Photoshop (TM) tonight!


…it will be Spring.  60+degrees here in Chicago today!

Fluke?  (Oh, no…I don’t want to go THERE!).

Tomorrow, almost the same forecast…with heavy winds, again…I’ll try to get out and shoot, I promise.

In the meantime, please honor my work by watching my very first video slideshow, shot in 2005 and not produced until 2011.

I went to the Loop today…

…to the Harold Washington Library, and took along my camera, intending to spend the entire afternoon roaming and shooting.

ALAS!  The wind that hit me on Van Buren Street, westward from Michigan Avenue to State Street, nearly knocked me over several times.

Today’s weather stated SSW winds 25-40 miles per hours, but between highrises is quite a different story.  I am neither small nor light…and I must use a cane.  I was bent into the wind at least 25-30 degrees, and sought shelter a few times in pilasters along the way.  Exhausted, I entered the Popular Library on the first floor, chose three new books, and stood in a line of 25 or so people (UNUSUAL!) before checking out.  I then walked across State Street and waited for my bus, stopping along the way to shop a bit, and finally came home to a totally-aired out apartment.

In lieu of nothing new today, I’ll treat you to these (from 1982) three canals of Venice.



All photos copyright 2012