Thursday, June 20, 2013

Chicago Sunsets

There are some disadvantages to living 31 floors up in a city apartment.  Groceries are a relative hassle.  Christmas trees put up a struggle coming in and gong out.  And when Amazon sends your order of a dozen containers of dental floss or your latest goodies from Wines ‘til Sold Out, it’s not like you can pick up the stuff from the front stoop.

But there is one big advantage to the arrangement, and, especially during the warm weather months, it is the opportunity to look upon some spectacular sunsets.

Jill and I face north and west, so once or twice a week we get to watch a terrific display as the day ends and the Black Hawks gird themselves for another three or four or five or six periods of championship hockey.

Here is a sequence of photos I took a couple nights ago as storms rolled in from the west, hammering the southern suburbs but leaving us city-dwellers alone, for the most part.  The sun shone brilliantly through the clouds, as you can see, but it was pretty obvious that there was going to be trouble somewhere.

JWB Photo -- June 17, 2013 (6:50 p.m.)

JWB Photo -- June 17, 2013 6:50 p.m.)

JWB Photo -- June 17, 2013 (7:21 p.m.)

JWB Photo -- June 17, 2013 (7:22 p.m.)

1 comment:

Kristen said...

A great spot for sunsets, sunrises and fireworks. Nice blog =)