Sunday, October 4, 2015

4 October 2015: The 800th and Final Post

This little white dog on a windy day bids you a fond farewell
Well, dear readers, after three years and eight hundred posts, i think the time has come to say goodbye. This blog has certainly survived for longer than i ever imagined it would, though it has never attracted many regular followers. I plan to continue posting occasionally on my other local-interest blog, 
Dogs of Rogers Park, at least for the time being. If you enjoy my photographs, 
you can also follow me on Instagram.  

A special note to my most loyal follower, Rebecca: Thank you for all the nice comments and encouraging words over the years!

4 October 2015: Sunday Market Celebrity

Lunch Monkey, sampling the cheese at Stampers while
surrounded by paparazzi at the Glenwood Sunday Market

Thursday, September 10, 2015

10 September 2015: The CTA Never Sleeps

The CTA was hard at work tonight replacing old rail ties 
between Farwell and Morse. This work should help the Purple 
Line Express to run more expressly in the future.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

9 September 2015: Got Apples?

Every year at this time i am amazed once again at this tough and prolific apple tree growing out of the embankment by the L tracks at Morse and Glenwood. I wonder how the tree ended up there: Years ago, did someone waiting for the Red Line finish eating an apple and carelessly toss the core from the platform, only to have it eventually take root? 

Regardless of its origins and lack of any attention beyond what nature provides, this scraggly-looking tree produces an impressive crop each autumn. This afternoon, Glenwood Ave. was littered with apples. I walked by on my way to Far East Kitchen, pondering where i might get hold of a ladder, or, better yet, how i might manage to hijack a cherrypicker. Two women with a young child in a stroller were walking by. There was no traffic, so one of them stepped into the street, jumping as high as she could, half believing she could make that ten-foot leap and score a few apples. No such luck. And so the apples remain there, just out of reach. 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

16 August 2015: The Party's Over

     It was another great Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest ...

My favorite artist of this year's fest is Diana Gonzalez of As the Crow Flies

The inimitable Tommy McKracken

The Lauren Wolf Band

      … but all good things must come to an end.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

15 August 2015: Get Thyself to Morse & Glenwood Posthaste!

It's finally here: Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest weekend! 
I look forward to this weekend all year and love to see all the activity as the set-up begins. I'll be there busting the budget, eating things i probably shouldn't, and maybe even dancing a little. Hope to see all of you there too!

Setting up on Friday night

Our newest neighbor, Rogers Park Provisions will be open for the first time
this weekend. This new business is the latest venture by the good folks
at RP Social.

Putting the final touches on the display before the official opening.