Weather

Soil temperature contains the recent weather history

Observing the fluctuations in soil temperature can be intriguing, as the soil acts as a record keeper of recent climatic events. Which makes sense, the soil absorbs the rain. The soil absorbs the cold. It absorbs the heat.

Start of Summer 2018 in Chicago

Start of summer 2018 in Chicago

DING DING DING DING   DING DING DING DING The sweet sweet alert DING DING DING DING   DING DING DING DING The sound of summer starting. DING DING DING DING   DING DING DING DING Summer is here! When the weather gets warm, sailboats in Chicago sail down the Chicago River to the harbors of Lake Michigan. …

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Northeast Bridgetower at sunset

Fog and bridgetowers

Northeast bridgetower at sunset A fog crawls over the Chicago River. Fog can create amazing scenes. Get close enough to the subject, and it really pops as the background is covered in a blanket of fog. Couple that with a warm sunrise, and you have a magical photo. The flags fly briskly on the Michigan …

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How a caterpillar met an origami butterfly

Army of caterpillars and origami butterflies: nature and public art in Chicago

An army of caterpillars somehow got onto the median of a busy tourist street in Chicago. How was such an unusual sight discovered? Why through origami butterflies, of course! Being freshly married two weeks ago, we have about four hundred extra origami butterflies that we didn’t use in the wedding reception. This army of butterflies …

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