First Snow

The first snowflakes of the season fell this afternoon, bringing with them a familiar mix of emotions.  Like boarding the ferry after saying goodbye to a romance that was never meant to last, you know beautiful days lie ahead but you're still not quite ready to let go.

A Midwest Autumn

"Chicago is an October sort of city, even in Spring." - Nelson Algren Yesterday's blustery grey skies created a perfect backdrop for the Chicago Botanic Garden's jewel toned autumn landscape.  Wind gusts scattered leaves along the winding gravel walking paths - a bittersweet reminder of the season's fleeting beauty.