My mom has this wonderful way of making beauty around her as she goes. Here, a few small clippings from a house plant to decorate the kitchen windowsill.  Chester, CT.  July 2016.

The beauty of Lake Michigan never ceases to amaze me. Langdon Beach, Wilmette IL. #nofilter

Lake Michigan this week. Grim and cold, just like the weather. But beautiful nonetheless.

Another perfect end of summer night at Langdon Beach (Lake Michigan). Blessed.

Amazing night sky from the beach at Gillson Park, just before a crazy thunderstorm.

Chicago Architecture Tour. Building modeled after a French church in ‘neo-gothic’ style.

Chicago Architecture Tour. The ‘brutalism’ style – exposed concrete. Often used for federal buildings.

A view from our offices – great view for our UX meetings today. The picture doesn’t begin to do it justice.

Chicago Architecture Tour. A new mural with a map of the city, and a red light to show ‘you are here’.

Chicago Architecture Tour. This building was occupied by Boeing, but originally built for Mortin Salt. The top has circular cut-outs to look like a salt shaker.

Chicago Architecture Tour. Starting with the Wrigley Tower, in the Beaux-Arts style. The tick marks on the clock are Ws. 🙂

Peonies … one of my very favorite flowers! It’s finally Spring in Chicagoland (barely … it was 47 today).

I had a client meeting at Independence Grove in Libertyville IL today. Doesn’t this look like a watercolor? It was a beautiful venue and a productive meeting – it doesn’t get better than that!

I love this time of year!  Though, these pictures remind me just how fleeting it is – these have faded away since I took this a week or two ago …

Came into a different terminal at O’Hare last night. Beautiful! In spite of all the people grounded due to tornados … 

Dinner venue with clients last night. Loved the warm evening air in SoCal!

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