Sunday, December 30, 2012

Can't Forget the "Pants on the Ground Series...

Found heading west on Jackson near LaSalle one May afternoon.

What power keeps the pants up; thus averting humliation?

The tension between the bluejeans "waistband" and the widest part of pelvic girdle; occasionally assisted by
quick and subtle flick of a discreet finger, to re-establish the link and keep the "cool" of the wearer.
I thought about asking one of the young men, but then thought better of it. Lesson: there may be a nosy photo blogger out hunting for fun blog-fodder! Keep your pants up! In the third shot, I loved the contrast of the "pants"-guys and the young woman with the red shoulder bad--worlds and worlds apart on the same May afternoon in 2012 on Jackson, near LaSalle.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Pants....and one dress.

During the Chicago Teachers' Union Strike last fall, I was out shopping for images with my camera. I liked the way this accidental composition fell together.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Favorite Captures of 2012

This Yellow-Shafted Flicker on the suet feeder outside my old home-office window. Quite an elegant bird.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Magnificent Urban Vistas...

This shot of the newly completed Trump Tower in Chicago is from a guest contributor. One of the little pleasures this year's been the skyscraper window views and city street scenes--a change of attitude for sure.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Everywhere you look in and around Cincinnati, you can find an interesting view. This was taken on a clear and lovely day from the top of the iconic Carew Tower; it's set where the Licking River joins the Ohio.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

With the Westerly Light...

like a flame on the old stone wall. One of my favorite photos from the Cincinnati trip.  Just an ally-way in Covington, Ky., a block from the river, across from the the baseball park. Sounds of the cheers rang ghostly and eerily across the river on that June evening in 2012.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

La Belle Riviere... the Ohio.

In June, Hubs' and I took a weekend get-away to visit my birth place, Cincinnati, OH. It is a city of history and character, with architecture and art. There are modern-day diversions and photo-ops, too.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Portrait of Two Young Designing Talents...

Oddly appealing candid portrait of the younger set of kids. They used it for a while on FB.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Sad Demise of a Treasured Cast Member...

I just learned of the passing of Munchkin, an intrepid little cat from Omaha whose job is to announce and/or close the Halloween Celebration on my blog. Munchkin was a faithful friend to her owner. Munchkin will continue to appear, posthumously and seasonally. Rest in Peace, Little Munch'.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Reflection in "The Bean"

L'il Pearl and Blonde-Guy came to town for a visit in May. There was time for my son and I to take a long walk around the city on a sunny day! Too bad Pearl could not join us; she was still in CA with school.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

April: I Started Working in the City Again...

This is what I see each morning as I take my notes on our morning financial information call.

Friday, December 7, 2012

A Warm Early-Spring Day...

...brought our neighors' granddaughter Alice, with her mom and sister, for a visit. Driveway drawing with fat pieces of chalk resulted in some great baby war-paint!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

I Found a Box of Old Slides...

Among them, this treasure of a photo of my Mother (age about 40) at the Munich Oktober Fest of 1959

Monday, December 3, 2012

Twin Birthday

A bright spot in a bleak winter was the photo array from Molly and Micah's Music Themed Third Birthday!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Still in California...

The Design Center in West Hollywood the day before we came home. We walked many miles with the kids. I simply liked the way this arrangement worked out, with colors and array.

The Butterfly Hotel is open for business--and packed!

We started, several years ago, to assist the butterfly population by nurturing the young specimens indoors. It was slow going. But this...