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Today's theme is: "Beautiful Pink"

This is a pink cherry tree with a double blossom, also known as a Kanzan tree. The image was taken in April of 2015. I don't think our cherry trees are in bloom yet this year. Hopefully not, as another snow is predicted tonight. Stay warm, little cherries. Spring is coming… some day.

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Today’s theme is: “Beautiful Pink”

This is a pink cherry tree with a double blossom, also known as a Kanzan tree. The image was taken in April of 2015. I don’t think our cherry trees are in bloom yet this year. Hopefully not, as another snow is predicted tonight. Stay warm, little cherries. Spring is coming… some day.

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Today's theme is "Lives In Water"

This is a North American Gray Treefrog tadpole. He was, in fact, the very last Gray Treefrog tadpole of mine to turn into a frog this fall, so I have lots and lots of pictures of him. He loved this moss ball. I thought he looked a bit like a jockey riding a horse.

After a tadpole gets his arms and legs, he stops eating and starts quickly resorbing his tail, which supplies all the nutrients he needs during the transition. As a tadpole, he'll eat algae and live in the water. Once he loses his tail and regains his appetite, he leaves the water and eats small flies and bugs.

Gray Treefrogs can stay underwater, but they spend most of their time in the leaves of trees. In the freezing cold, they will go underground to hibernate. So today, this little guy doesn't "live in water" any more, but back when the picture was taken, he lived in water exclusively. It's amazing to watch these little guys grow from eggs to tiny tads to bigger tads, then grow legs, then grow arms… and some people will see this picture and have no idea what that critter is. Well, now you know.

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Today’s theme is “Lives In Water”

This is a North American Gray Treefrog tadpole. He was, in fact, the very last Gray Treefrog tadpole of mine to turn into a frog this fall, so I have lots and lots of pictures of him. He loved this moss ball. I thought he looked a bit like a jockey riding a horse.

After a tadpole gets his arms and legs, he stops eating and starts quickly resorbing his tail, which

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Today's theme is "Busy Photos"

The Chicago Water Tower on Saturday. The streets were quite busy, perhaps because the weather was nice. There's a lot going on in the image as well, so it qualifies as busy on multiple levels.

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Today’s theme is “Busy Photos”

The Chicago Water Tower on Saturday. The streets were quite busy, perhaps because the weather was nice. There’s a lot going on in the image as well, so it qualifies as busy on multiple levels.

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Today's theme is Blinds or Curtains

May of 2012, we were in San Francisco for Google I/O, back when they still held it downtown. That was the year they announced Google Glass by dropping parachuters
onto the Moscone Convention Center. It was a great year to be at I/O, except that we had just done an update to our app with a glitch that required lots of late night fixes at the hotel.
This was the view from our hotel window. I did a few shots with the city in bokeh and the focus on the curtains in the foreground.

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Today’s theme is Blinds or Curtains

May of 2012, we were in San Francisco for Google I/O, back when they still held it downtown. That was the year they announced Google Glass by dropping parachuters
onto the Moscone Convention Center. It was a great year to be at I/O, except that we had just done an update to our app with a glitch that required lots of late night fixes at the hotel.
This was the view

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This is the Fourth Presbyterian Church in downtown Chicago as seen from the Hancock…

This is the Fourth Presbyterian Church in downtown Chicago as seen from the Hancock Building across the street. The photo on the far right is from July of 2000. The center photo is from Thanksgiving of 2001. In those 16 months, the Whitehall Hotel added their name to the front of their building, and the leaves of the tree and the ivy on the church fell away for the winter.

And so I wondered, how has this tiny part of the world changed after 17 years. On the left is the view from Saturday, March 31, 2018.

The ivy has nearly covered the face of the church, like an ornate scrollwork designed by nature. Two new buildings can be seen between the church and the hotel. Perhaps another new building is peeking above the top of the Whitehall. Whatever that is, it wasn't there before.

An annoying electronic sign appeared at the top of the steps, impeding the view. It's concealed behind some passers by.

I'll be sharing some other images from Saturday's walk on the Magnificent Mile. My film images are few and far between. I have every one I took, but film and processing were expensive. Every roll would cost about $7 to $10 for 24 or 36 images. By comparison, I shot 1200 images this weekend and the only cost was the wear on the camera. Now, I can take hundreds of stupid shots just for my own amusement, with a vague hope that one or two may be good.

#chicago #illinois #architecture #chicagohistory

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Today's theme "It Has Stripes"

We were caught in a sudden icy snow on Sunday which made the roads perilous and the voyage long. This did, however, afford me the opportunity to capture images of the vast plains disappearing into the cold oblivion. The 2500 ISO gives a grainy texture reminiscent of old film. I captured several images I really like. This is one of them. I know, it's just an old billboard and some broken fences, but I like the variety of stripes. So I am happy for the serendipity of today's "stripes" theme.

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Today’s theme “It Has Stripes”

We were caught in a sudden icy snow on Sunday which made the roads perilous and the voyage long. This did, however, afford me the opportunity to capture images of the vast plains disappearing into the cold oblivion. The 2500 ISO gives a grainy texture reminiscent of old film. I captured several images I really like. This is one of them. I know, it’s just an old billboard and

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