This weekend I started testing off-camera flash combos for a new project. I never knew garlic could be so suggestive.
The beginning of March has been spent waiting. Waiting for the snow to melt. Waiting for seeds to germinate.
We are almost there.
s/n: This year I’m forgoing seed starting supplies with whatever types of trays I have lying around the apartment and using newspaper and toilet paper rolls as pots. My favorite post on recycled newspaper pots is from Garden Betty.
The first week of February in Chicago is…
A cat angry at you for disturbing a warm bed to go to work.
A snow drift beautifully blocking the door.
Being the first person to arrive at the bus stop after a blizzard.
Winter steaming up downtown.
It hit 40! In January! In Chicago! But we have so much work to do. [Read more…]
No. Really. A friend asked for advice on a blog during her artist residency in India, then she called me out for not posting on my own.
There were a few blog posts percolating during this almost-2-years…..yet a lot of life has happened during that time; and I haven’t quite figured out my way back. But there is good stuff happening.
For now I’ll leave you with this picture of Travers working in our beautiful garden amidst monster tomatillos.
Who would have thought we would have a 2 way protected bike lane in the middle of downtown Chicago? Both slightly bizarre and surprisingly quaint, I’m relieved to have a safer commute home in the evening. I daresay it’s even relaxing, especially with the holiday lights this time of year.
I went to the kick-off press conference on Dec. 14th featuring several of the #bikeCHI folks, Gabe Klein, Mayor Rahm, and a crowd of journalists. Someone joked the media posse was bigger than the bike posse.
Afterward there was an impromptu ride up and down the lane. I’m hooked. How could anyone resist these nighttime views of the Calder in front of the Loop Post Office?