Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Chicago - the Green City

Say what you will about the politics of Chicago's Mayor Richard M. Daley, he has done a marvelous job of beautifying the parks and streets of the city. Grant Park's vegetable garden, prairie grasses in street medians, and sidewalk flower displays add a dash of color and greenery to the concrete and glass world of the big city.

The colorful annual flowers along the Michigan Avenue sidewalk, aka The Magnificent Mile, are one great example. With the temperature hovering around 13F today, this scene gives me hope that spring really will come...