Let me just begin by telling you guys that when I arrived in Chicago on Tuesday, it was 80 degrees. Last night, however, I could have worn gloves and had to borrow a warm coat. Andy was taking the dogs on a walk so I tagged along and he showed me this community garden in their neighborhood. I am a huge fan of Chicago-style architecture and wish I had had my new camera! These pictures are alright but they would have been much better if a) I had my new camera and b) my hands weren’t so cold that I couldn’t hold the camera steady. Oh and also c) the sun was going down so the lighting was not ideal for picture taking. I did manage to snag a few good shots and I still wanted to post these photographs because I plan to come back to visit my new niece in the summertime and I want to have these pictures for comparison. Anyways, some are pretty so I hope you enjoy but sorry they aren’t as good as I usually am able to produce… my husband recently located my charger for my new camera (the reason I didn’t bring it with me on this trip). Guess where it was? Oh it was lying there in the middle of our bedroom floor in a plastic bag. If it had been a snake it would have bitten me, right? Right. Ha. I hope to eventually put together some sort of series of architecture I observe (since I am after all an art history major who wrote her senior thesis on a Chicago skyscraper). Another reason I want these photographs on this blog. I did gather some social documentary shots (I think you’ll know which ones they are) but I plan to think about these shots more and expand upon my ideas in the summer. Woot woot!