Thursday, July 22, 2010

Chicago Walking the Outer Drive

Walking in Chicago is more beautiful than expected. The city is crazy with recycling bins, water saving barrels & prairie gardens. The Great Plains prairie foliage (forest) is everywhere, even in the more formal gardens around Grant Park. The city is going back to seed.
Spied red-winged blackbird, monarch butterflies of course of course! in bushes and grassy spread. And a cardinal in native trees. The sound is cicade-ified and crackly.
I walk and am happy here. Feel the natural landscape popping up through it all. Feel my human animal self popping up through it all.
Coming home to visit with my feet walking was good idea.