…of Autumn’s colors!
…is quite beauteous in autumnal floral displays, don’t you think?
It seems to become an even more attractive plant when it is combined with another delightful Autumn tradition: the simple, yet always gorgeous, Chrysanthemum!
NOTE: The above images were processed in Photoshop (TM) utilizing the Watercolor filter overlaid with the Diffuse Glow filter (using pure white as the glow color).
…with a look toward the east, from my studio window…
Compared to other areas, Chicago ‘got off easy’ in the last forty-eight hours, for which we should be truly thankful.
Please…remember the residents of Oklahoma City and its surrounds in your thoughts and prayers.
Their losses are painful, as they sift through rubble, seeking remnants of Life.
…that these had been planted in front of my building last Autumn…I just thought the mangy-looking grass was going to be re-seeded.
To my surprise, Tulips popped over the last two weeks, and I wondered what color they would be.
Well, I found out soon enough!
I have no idea of their name, but after shooting these extreme close-ups, I’ll simply call them “Blaze Tulips”!
…here in Chicago.
I spent quite a few hours digging out old caulk above my bathroom sink and around the tub.
And yes, I am tired…but not too tired to show you the beauties captured the other day in the parkway in front of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Emil Bach House!
Lastly, these were quite a surprise:
As we are in the last week of April, and its flower-bringing showers, I hope all you gardeners out there are also seeing some marvelous Flora…at last!
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: