Sunday, January 28, 2007

Jackson Park III

Some autumn leaves under water and ice.

Jackson Park II

A second picture from Jackson Park today; a path over a stream. It's ice on the right and water on the left.

Jackson Park in January

We had a pleasant light snow this morning, and so Nicole and I walk to Jackson Park for the first time in a while. Quite frankly, without that park I'm not sure I'd be able to live in this city (a good city though it is). Here's what it looked like in the Japanese Garden today.

Thursday, January 18, 2007


It finally snowed this weekend, so while driving back from visiting Mom in Eastern Iowa, we stopped at Starved Rock State Park in central Illinois. It's a surprising place with limestone bowls several stories high that have been carved out by waterfalls over the millennia. The park lies on the banks of the Illinois River (and near the I & M canal that effectively connected Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River, allowing Chicago to grow into a major transportation center). Anyway, a picture, courtesy of Nicole.