As I walked up Rogers Avenue…

…here in Rogers Park during yesterday’s rain, I realized that I hadn’t noticed this tiny but lovely stained glass window.

Of, I stopped and saw how lovely it is...and the ivy, though drying and dying, is a wonderful complement to the creamy stucco.

Of course, I stopped and saw how lovely it is…and the ivy, though drying and dying, is a wonderful complement to the creamy stucco.

When I walked further, I was pleased to see the residents had done some simple, yet really beautiful Christmas decorating!

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The rain continued, steadily, as you can see so many droplets clinging to the branches.

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Plus, I am certain this glittery doe and her two fawns look fabulous when lit at night!

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I’m going to try to get back over there one early evening this weekend with the tripod…I’m sure they will be stunning!

Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Stained glass windows of a building in the Edgewater Glen neighborhood of Chicago:

Stained Glass Windows

Meanwhile, on the floor below…OOPS!

Broken Stained Glass Window

And next to that, the creative approach:

In Lieu of Stained Glass