Today I'll share some photos of Chicago from my recent trip to the Flower & Garden Show. It was warm and overcast, and spring was definitely in the air. I really liked the softness of the fog contrasted with the starkness of the skyscrapers, all nestled in the limbs of Mother Nature.
I just can't not go to Millennium Park. I liked the foggy grayness juxtaposed with the bright, shiny, and illuminated artwork there.
On March 11, I think it was home to the last bit of snow downtown.
Daffodils are making their way up from the beds surrounding Millennium Park.
Most of the Lurie Garden has been cut back...
... but not all!
The garden at the Art Institute of Chicago has also been cut back. (I'm looking forward to the upcoming Matisse exhibit there!) And, Phoenix C., the bench is just for you!
I also never get enough of seeing the Cloud Gate (or bean).
On this overcast day, it was really obvious how the Cloud Gate was named.
It's interesting in all weather...
...and from so many angles.
The flower show took place on Navy Pier, which juts into Lake Michigan. Lots of boats provide tours in warmer weather.
There are a lot of attractions on Navy Pier, like this ferris wheel. I was congratulating myself on the great composition of this shot when I realized I'm in the photo, which means it's good because Mr Brown Thumb took it!
I was tickled by the reflection of the ferris wheel on the glass palm house.
My favorite way of traveling between Ann Arbor and Chicago is megabus. It's comfortable, and faster and cheaper than the train. Costs vary depending on how far in advance you book, with rates being slightly higher Fridays through Mondays. My last journey was $20 round trip and a ride I booked for April was $11 round trip. What can I say. I'm a cheap date.