Chicago Lights

Chicago Lights

One of my favorite get-aways is taking the train into Chicago and spending a couple of nights in the center of downtown. Love getting up before sunrise to walk down the streets without the busyness of traffic and crowds. Staying at one of the hotels along the riverwalk provides the perfect window views of the first light of day and also artificial lights shining across the skyline.

© Irene Tron. All photos are my own.
No usage allowed in any form without my written consent.

Lens-Artists Challenge #166 – Artificial Light

Kaleidoscope of Color

In the Garden – Kaleidoscope of Color

Spent the morning at Chicago’s Garfield Conservatory. I was greeted by a kaleidoscope of color from the tiles on the Zellij Fountain and continued throughout the different gardens. What a perfect place for macro photography!

© Irene Tron. All photos are my own.
No usage allowed in any form without my written consent.

Ragtag Daily Prompt – Kaleidoscope
Flower of the Day

Pause From Buzzing

Taking a Pause From Buzzing Around

A honeybee was busy gathering pollen in downtown Chicago’s Lurie Garden. A leisurely stroll through Millennium Park led me to little bit of nature in the midst of tall buildings in the Windy City.

Ragtag Daily Prompt – Honeybee
Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge – Macro

Nature’s Geometry

Nature’s Geometry

Went out in search of lines, angles, and curves in nature to give them a try in black & white. All of these photos were captured on the same day at Chicago’s Garfield Conservatory.

Cee’s Black & White Challenge – Any Kind of Geometrical Shape

Swirling in the Garden

Swirling in the Garden – Plumeria

Normally found in Mexico, Central America, Hawaii, and the Caribbean, the cold climate of the Midwest is much too cold for plumeria to survive. Unless, it is cared for indoors as in Chicago’s Garfield Park Conservatory. This one seems to be enjoying the indoor warmth of the conservatory, whether winter or summer.

Flower of the Day

Lines of Chicago

Along the Chicago River

Geometrical shapes and lines of Chicago – squares, rectangles, triangles, cubes, cylinders, and more.

Pic and a Word Challenge #269 – Geometry
Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge – Ch or Ck in the Word (Chicago)