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Chicago

They say big cities are melting pots

And it is true

But some cities are better chefs

And Chicago

has been simmering a long time

creating a depth of flavor

all it’s own

 

 

~Melanie Thomason

Just reflecting back on my lovely trip to Chicago a little over a year ago.  🙂

 

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faces in the mist

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A towering face appears within the mist

Staring out at you, at everyone else too

And at its mirror image across the way

People waiting expectantly

Between the two

Identical pillars of glass

Watching every blink

Every smirk

Every facial tick

Watching

Waiting

For that moment

That precise and perfect moment

When lips purse

To provide an ideal portal

For the fountain’s spew

To douse the children below

Who are lined up for the privilege

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They squeal with delight

Laughing and splashing

In the cool water

that pools at their feet

Even as they are

Watching

Waiting

For another face

And another stream of refreshment

 

 

 

 

~Melanie Thomason

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sky-scrape-er-s

Reflections of reflection

mirrored magnificence

buildings reach for the sky

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glass and steel perfection

amid marbled elegance

so many stories high

 

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the juxtaposition

creates a lovely composition

 

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~Melanie Thomason

These are a few of the pictures I took while in Chicago visiting Gigi.  I had a fabulous time and I’m sure you will be seeing more pictures from my trip 😀

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12 Days of Christmas (for Gigi)

For Gigi of Rethinking Life also known as hitandrun1964  🙂

On the first day of Christmas, Gigi shared with me

a tour of Garfield Park Conserv-atory

On the second day of Christmas, Gigi shared with me

two quotes to love

and a tour of Garfield Park Conserv-atory

On the third day of Christmas, Gigi shared with me

three but-tons

two quotes to love

and a tour of Garfield Park Conserv-atory

On the fourth day of Christmas, Gigi shared with me

four playing squirrels

three but-tons

two quotes to love

and a tour of Garfield Park Conserv-atory

On the fifth day of Christmas, Gigi shared with me

five thoughts pro-vo-king

four playing squirrels

three  but-tons

two quotes to love

and a tour of Garfield Park Conserv-atory

On the sixth day of Christmas, Gigi shared with me

six rubber stamps

five thoughts pro-vo-king

four playing squirrels

three  but-tons

two quotes to love

and a tour of Garfield Park Conserv-atory

On the seventh day of Christmas, Gigi shared with me

seven rants and raves

six rubber stamps

five thoughts pro-vo-king

four playing squirrels

three  but-tons

two quotes to love

and a tour of Garfield Park Conserv-atory

On the eighth day of Christmas, Gigi shared with me

eight faces gazing

seven rants and raves

six rubber stamps

five thoughts pro-vo-king

four playing squirrels

three  but-tons

two quotes to love

and a tour of Garfield Park Conserv-atory

On the ninth day of Christmas, Gigi shared with me

nine flowers blooming

eight faces gazing

seven rants and raves

six rubber stamps

five thoughts pro-vo-king

four playing squirrels

three  but-tons

two quotes to love

and a tour of Garfield Park Conserv-atory

On the tenth day of Christmas, Gigi shared with me

ten bees a buzzing

nine flowers blooming

eight faces gazing

seven rants and raves

six rubber stamps

five thoughts pro-vo-king

four playing squirrels

three  but-tons

two quotes to love

and a tour of Garfield Park Conserv-atory

On the eleventh day of Christmas, Gigi shared with me

eleven night thoughts looming

ten bees a buzzing

nine flowers blooming

eight faces gazing

seven rants and raves

six rubber stamps

five thoughts pro-vo-king

four playing squirrels

three  but-tons

two quotes to love

and a tour of Garfield Park Conserv-atory

On the twelfth day of Christmas, Gigi shared with me

twelve chicklets clucking

eleven night thoughts looming

ten bees a buzzing

nine flowers blooming

eight faces gazing

seven rants and raves

six rubber stamps

five thoughts pro-vo-king

four playing squirrels

three  but-tons

two quotes to love

and a tour of Garfield Park Conserv-atory

~Melanie Blackwell

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