One of the reasons i decided to take a break from this blog was that i was starting to have a little difficulty finding interesting subjects every single day. So of course, i began to see irresistible sights within hours of my last post. When i spotted the 10,000 Ripples sculpture at Morse and the lakefront, i took the picture just to add to my collection (every time i encounter one of these lovely Buddhas i photograph it). But then the next day -- the first official day of my cyber-sabbatical -- i saw a guy and his dog riding a bike on Morse Ave. and couldn't resist asking if i might take their picture. Since then, i've continued to snap away, missing only a few days; here are the results:
|17 June: Morse and the lakefront|
|18 June: How could i resist taking a picture of this cute pup catching a ride outside MorseL?|
|18 June: House in bloom on Pratt Blvd.|
|19 June: Chestnut tree in bloom on Greenview Ave. near the Common Cup|
|20 June: Classic ride in a body shop on Broadway north of Granville|
|21 June, morning: a better view of the chestnut trees on Greenview at Farwell in full bloom.|
|21 June afternoon: After a brief but powerful storm blew through, |
the ground was covered with chestnut blossoms.
|21 June, evening: Follow Me on Fridays|
Alderman Joe Moore (in the bright turquoise shirt) at the Bop N Grill
where they were serving free sample-size umami burgers -- yum!
|22 June: Super-moon over Lake Michigan|
|24 June: Weathervane in Rogers Park|
|25 June: Chinatown, Philadelphia|
|26 June: The house where my sister and her husband raised nine children.|
I spent many Christmas mornings in this kitchen, but now it's waiting
for a new family to move in and create their own traditions.
|28 June: Pastore's Orchards in Hammonton, NJ. |
One of my favorite fresh-from-the-farm produce markets.
|29 June: Atlantic City in all its glory, viewed from Absecon Inlet.|
The poor little lighthouse is dwarfed by all the hotels and casinos.
|30 June: the north end of Brigantine Island, NJ. |
If it weren't for the diabolical green-head flies, this would be heaven on earth.
|1 July: Pies from Penza's Pies at the Red Barn deep in the Jersey Pine Barrens|
|1 July: Mighty Joe's gas station in Shamong, NJ. |
We didn't run into the Jersey Devil in the Pine Barrens,
but we did encounter the rudest gas station operator ever.
|3 July: Old City, Philadelphia|
|4 July: Lancaster County, PA.|
What? You were expecting a picture of flags and fireworks or something?
|6 July: Rodin Museum, Philadelphia|
|6 July: Rodin Museum. These two young students were sketching and giggling at Rodin's "Call to Arms."|
Their irreverence was refreshing.
|8 July: Harpers Ferry, WV as seen through the window of Amtrak's Capitol Limited.|
|9 July: Soldier sleeping on the floor of the lounge car on the Capitol Limited.|
|10 July: Segway tour group at the base of the statue of Abraham Lincoln |
at the south end of Lincoln Park, Chicago.