After last evening’s glorious sunset…

...the temperature, which had been around 88 degrees F., had suddenly dropped over thirty degrees!

…the temperature, which had been around 88 degrees F., had suddenly dropped over thirty degrees!

 

This morning, it was 55 degrees F. at hal past 5:00 AM, when I awoke to rain, fog, and a chilling north wind!

This morning, it was 55 degrees F. at half past 5:00 AM, when I awoke to rain, fog, and a chilling north wind!

 

Breakfast time, and what better way to ward off the chill than a bowl of steel-cut oatmeal, with fresh blueberries and a good-sized dollop of Greek yogurt!

Breakfast time, and what better way to ward off the chill than a bowl of steel-cut oatmeal, with fresh blueberries and a good-sized dollop of Greek yogurt!

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I hope your weather is greater than this, a typical June day here in Chicago!

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From my window: A Father’s Day gift of colors

Within a bit over nine hours time
the changes in the skies
from evening to morning
continue to amaze

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Last evening, 7:54 PM (CDT)

Last evening, 7:54 PM (CDT)

 

Again last evening, 8:38 PM (CDT)

Again last evening, 8:38 PM (CDT)

 

Father's Day morning, 5:02 AM (CDT)

Father’s Day morning, 5:02 AM (CDT)

Awareness…or not…

…something wonderful can happen when one makes a mistake!

We’ve had some pretty amazing sunsets here in Chicago lately…I grabbed the camera and shot this one with the “Sunset” setting back on May 25th.

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The following morning, I awoke early, and obviously had not had quite enough coffee, because I quickly grabbed the camera and rushed into the studio to capture the sunrise.

I forgot to change the setting!

In a way, though, I was quite happy with the outcome.

Sunrise 1-Sunset Setting

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Sunrise 2-Sunset Setting

A moment later, realizing my error, I re-set and clicked again…this is what the May 26th sunrise really looked like:

26MAY2013 529 AM Sunrise

Wrong setting…right setting?

It matters not…because beauty IS in the (camera’s) eye of the beholder!

From my window: Fascinating Fog

Yesterday, despite being sunny with 50+ degrees temperatures, a cold, east wind blew in from Lake Michigan.

I had returned from an errand, and about 15 minutes later, noticed pretty heavy fog rolling in…so I grabbed the camera, of course!

3:26 PM CDT

3:26 PM CDT

3:26 PM CDT

3:26 PM CDT

4:41 PM CDT

4:41 PM CDT

4:59 PM CDT

4:59 PM CDT

6:35 PM CDT

6:35 PM CDT

7:17 PM CDT

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7:32 PM CDT

7:32 PM CDT

7:33 PM CDT

7:33 PM CDT

As my day drew to a close, I took a few last shots.

This is the best, showing that it was still quite foggy at almost 9 PM.

8:51 PM CDT

8:51 PM CDT

N.B.: I did not ‘play’ with these images…except for re-sizing and straightening, the colors are as they were from the camera.

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!