Glimpse of Chicago architecture…

This view from Maggie Daley’s Playground, of Chicago’s Millennium Park and Lake Michigan shows the diversity in architectural design found in this people diverse city. CLICK the image above for great information from Chicago’s Artchitectual to Foundation. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

The old and the new stand together. Here Cloud Gate, aka the Bean, is surrounded by many building’s of downtown Chicago. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Old designs in turn-of-the-century buildings are more frequently decorated with murals done by artists of today. Recently a campaign made sure that such murals weren’t removed “accidentally; they are not tagging or graffiti. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Details in building’s too often go unnoticed as passers-by focus on pedestrian and vehicle traffic and weather conditions. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

The Pritzker Pavillion is host to free concerts throughout the year, in Chicago’s Millennium Park. The design itself is worthy of a visit. It is also viewable in the first image of this post; on the far left; it encompasses both permanent seats as well as lawn seating under the open architecture. Copyrightela Breitberg

It seems that design was more a priority in the olden days of yore; even for a pumping station. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Not to be overlooked are view encompassing closer looks at the juxtaposition of architecture and their unique designs; accompanied by mandatory safety features such as a firescape. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Views of design include interiors. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

One of the magnificent carvings on Michigan Avenue’s bridge posts across the Chicago River next to the original Fort Dearborn location. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Please follow and like us:

Rise and greet the sun….

This blushing Cosmos flower’s name signifies unity, as a whole, as sunlight shines through it’s transparent petals. A metaphor? Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Cosmos is a favorite Daisy variety of gardeners, easily grown from seed each summer. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Incredible design by nature courtesy of God. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Please follow and like us:

Natural fears…

Just outside the lion den at Lincoln Park’s Zoo was this scary creature. Nature’s addition to the zoo’s Fall Festival of creepy things! Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Good-morning stretch before naptime. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Please follow and like us:

It’s beginning to look like Halloween time…

A friendly ghost greets visitors while walking through Lincoln Park’s Zoo in Chicago. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Pumpkins carved prior to Halloween (October 31st) tend to whither and rot which adds to the creepiness of the carvings. Warmer afternoons aid in the process. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

This guy has a full main of straw hair, rare for pumpkin heads. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Trio of freaky faces. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Please follow and like us:

Creative designs…

Some of Summer’s outdoor enjoyment are the gardens of flowering colors and shapes and smells. Lincoln Park explodes this time of year with a bounty of gardens not to be missed! Here is just one small sample of summer perrenials found in Lincoln Park.

Purple Coneflower gently leans on a rail along North Pond in Lincoln Park, Chicago. Summer prairie perrenials, Black Eyed Susan, complement this bloom. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

A cluster of Red Bee’s Balm makes a simple, yet, profound floral arrangement. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Please follow and like us:

Gathered gifts…

The weekly Green City Markets just outside of Lincoln Park Zoo, in Lincoln Park, Chicago includes freshly gathered flowers, not to be missed. Come visit it any Wednesday during the growing season. Saturdays have over 32 vendors; Wednesdays over 16. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Couldn’t resist taking some of these beautiful, natural gifts home. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Many choices of natural flora encourages your creative design imaginations to play. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Please follow and like us:

Similar yet unrelated…

Scrolling through some summer-created images I noticed the similar shaped flowers of the Petunia and the Bindweed. Sometimes nature (and/or God) designs complete originals and sometimes it copies parts of it’s other creations.

Ever-popular and reliable Petunias blooming in an outdoor planter. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg.

Ever-UNpopular Bindweed; unpopular because of it’s binding/choking nature to other plants. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg.

Please follow and like us:

What plant does this belong to….

What early summer seed head does this belong to? It should be a native plant because in a restored prairie area of Lincoln Park, Chicago. It doesn’t seem to be Wild Quinine, nor Queen of the Prairie, nor Cow Parsnip which are all beginning to go into seed. But the seed head is conspicuous and amazing to observe. Enjoy. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Prolific abundance of seeds can sometimes single a stressed plant; it provides for the future of it’s species by making many more seeds than usual. Saving the species takes precedence over saving it’s own life. An interesting concept! Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Please follow and like us:

Is it the water…

These giant, graceful Orchids were in full bloom next to Grant Park’s Buckingham Fountain in Chicago. A must see!

Beautiful, graceful Orchids are an easy find in Grant Park, Chicago. CLICK on image above for more information. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

The Two Orchids reach for the sky. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Buckingham Fountain, Chicago with Two Orchids on the southern end of the fountain, with the magnificent skyline in the background. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Please follow and like us: