Buckingham Fountain

Buckingham Fountain

Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park, Chicago. The tall water spout shoots off every hour. On a windy day, you better watch where you’re walking!


Flowers in a City

Park Flowers

One recurring theme we noticed as we pounded the pavement in Chicago, was the abundance of green space…from huge expanses like Millennium and Grant Parks, to window boxes on patio seating areas of many eateries, to small gardens along the sidewalk of street after street. To quote former first lady Lady Bird Johnson, “Flowers in a city are like lipstick on a woman — it just makes you look better to have a little color.”

Buckingham Fountain

Buckingham Fountain

The parks in downtown Chicago, aka the Loop, along with its position next to Lake Michigan make it a vibrant, open air city, even if 3 million people live there. When a co-worker knew I was going to Chicago he told me to be sure to look for Buckingham Fountain. It was hard to miss!

Everyone Has a Favorite

Ready for Tulip Fest

The variety of tulips on display every Spring (hopefully just in time for Tulip Fest), in Washington Park, seems endless. The shapes, sizes, and colors create a brilliant display. I showed several photos to some friends through Facebook and Flickr, and for as many photos I posted, I got that many different likes and comments.