Easter Day Lake Shore

Howard Street Beach

Howard Street Beach

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Rogers Avenue Beach

Rogers Avenue Beach

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Near Juneway Terrace Beach

Near Juneway Terrace Beach

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Opposite the entrance to Calvary Cemetery...but that's a story for tomorrow!

Opposite the entrance to Calvary Cemeterybut that’s a story for tomorrow!

Sorry, running behind…

…but then, so is Spring!

Yesterday, I washed down (with TSP–Trisodium Phosphate) the kitchen ceiling and walls, plus a few others that needed it…that’s the reason there was no post yesterday–it took NINE hours (with breaks in between where I was busy with other cleaning), but…

…except for the two large windows and their blinds, the Spring cleaning is complete!

Give a cheer for the old gal, who can still climb a ladder (though slowly and carefully!)…she worked her bum off, just to get ready for painting, which will not even be attempted until warmer weather (whenever that decides to show up!)!

We were supposed to be “inundated with snow” today…then those crazy weather folks knocked it back to “two inches”, and finally succumbed to “snow flurries”…and guess what?

Nary a flake fell all day!!!

The wind has been pretty vicious all day, so I thought I’d show you Lake Michigan…from last Sunday, the 17th, another windy day.

Five Piers

Five Piers

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Gull Trio

Gull Trio

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Rough and Tumble, the first

Rough and Tumble, the first

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Rough and Tumble, the second

Rough and Tumble, the second

Back tomorrow…I’ve simply got to rub some Neutrogena into my poor, dry hands!

Before the ‘storm’

Last Sunday was bright and beautiful!

Pine trees shade the leftover snow in the parking lot below

Pine trees shade the leftover snow in the parking lot below

After seeing this from my window, the inviting sunshine gave me an excuse to take a break from Spring cleaning and go for a short walk to the lake.

My favorite place, backed by huge hills of frozen wave splash, and faraway clouds looking like mountains!

My favorite place, backed by huge hills of frozen wave splash, and faraway clouds looking like mountains!

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Though it was moderately cold, even the gulls basked in the sun, which had gone missing most of the Winter!

Though it was moderately cold, even the gulls basked in the sun, which had gone missing most of the Winter!

A few inches…

…of new snow can really change the world around us!  Though drivers here in Chicago hate snow, I (not being a driver, more of a walker/public transit-type) LOVE it!

Here’s what my favorite spot at the lake looked like yesterday afternoon:

Snow and Lake-1 Speckle Grain Texture

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Snow and Lake-2 Speckle Grain Texture

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Snow and Lake-3 Speckle Grain Texture

The snow was so very ‘bright white’, I hope you don’t mind that I added a dusting of Speckled Grain Texture, which really enhances the overall images!

All the white got pretty boring, and you could not really see that the snow had been blown about!

A Walk IN the Lake: Part 2

When I first arrived at Leone Beach, I was struck by the beauty of the frozen wave splash, which had created a tiny, white ‘mountain range’ along the shore!

Frozen Wave Splash

I had wanted some ‘quiet time’, just to think for a bit in silence, and I certainly found it at my favorite spot–the pier remnants!

Pier Remnants

I noticed that the lake had receded due to the frozen wave splash, so I decided to ‘take a walk IN the lake’!

Here's my image of 'straddling' the pier remnants...normally, I would be standing in several feet of water!

Here’s my image of ‘straddling’ the pier remnants…normally, I would be standing in several feet of water!

I walked on, and captured ‘the other side’ of the remnants, which I had never been able to see fully…and it was a great thrill, believe me!

The Other Side-Wide

Here’s a closer look at that camera left section…frozen stiff and away from the water (unless this GREAT lake begins acting up again?):

The Other Side

I’ll have at least TWO more parts to this exciting (and a bit dangerous!) saga, as soon as I’ve edited another twenty-some images.

Thanks for walking with me!

Lakeside: One Cold, Gray Day

The view to the north…

Six Benches

Six Benches

…and the view to the south.

Many Fences

Many Fences

I’ll be printing and framing these, because they are worthy of ‘The Walls’!