I remember summers in my parent’s back yard where Monarch butterflies would weave in and out of the garden. Standing still, I would watch them dance between the flowers and trees. Chasing them would disrupt the beauty of their path.

But it seems the Monarch butterflies abundance has dwindled.

So when I found one bopping along the lakefront, I followed it, hoping to capture it with my camera. I was lucky.


A Vacation with All that Jazz

Vacations… they don’t serve as a balm to the mundanity of life; I usually just end up in a funk once they are over. But on my most recent trip, it was exactly what the doctor ordered. While I could write thousands of words about it, all I really want to say is,┬áthank you to my friends (old and new) and to the city of Chicago. Even though I contracted the plague (or flu), it was the most salubrious of vacations I’ve had in a long time.

I searched my brain for a fitting quote about the city, only to end up singing “All that Jazz” to my house plants. So turning to the internet, I found a quote most fitting…

“It’s one of the greatest cities on the planet. My heart beats differently when I’m in Chicago. It slows down and I feel more at ease.” Jeremy Piven