Sunday, October 10, 2010

From Out My Window...and Beyond

Today, I had to make the trip into Evanston to pay my internet bill, and stop at Blick to pick up a picture frame.

Evanston is full of jewel-colored chrysanthemums--I mean they are stuffed I took care of business and came back to Rogers Park.

This is the view to the north, outside my window. That tall building is called the Farcroft, now owned by James N. Pritzker, and will shortly undergo a total rehab. The downtown Evanston highrise is what you see in the distance--just about 4-5 miles north of my place.

When I look down toward Sheridan Road these days, I see the Pumpkin Lot. Aaron, who has taken over this year for George, has been doing a decent amount of business. Find pumpkins, and later, Christmas trees, at 7313-15 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago (Rogers Park), 60626.

This is the Farcroft building, viewed from the west, showing the turning of the trees at Sheridan Road and Fargo Avenue. Pretty building, isn't it? I'm certain the scheduled rehab will make it even better!

It was a golden afternoon, across the street from my place at Sheridan Road and Chase Avenue.

This is what Chase Avenue looked like this afternoon, as I began my walk to the "L". Luscious autumn...oh, how I love the colors! What made this day even more glorious--the temp was in the low 80s!