|Total Shots taken||64|
|Number Acceptable for Future activity||17|
|Number of 5 star ratings (5* yield %)||6 (10%)|
Chicago knows how to “dress up” for every season – during the winter and especially for the holidays, the city dresses in colorful lights; during spring, summer, and fall, the City dresses in floral finery — flower pots on the streets (another post, I’m sure), bridges, in the street medians. I confess – I LOVE the flowers. On the morning of July 4, I decided to take an early morning trip downtown to Grant Park, scouting for the morning flower – to see this part of the City in its finest floras (well, almost the finest – the tulips are the finest, and THAT is a future posting).
I had a great time that morning, enjoying the flowers, and exploring gardens in Chicago’s Grant Park. Here are the ‘blossoms’ of my labor:
- Burgundy Lily – Wow! This flower just pops with vibrant color!
- Moss Rose (pink) – it was early enough to catch the dew on the rose petals.
- Spider Lily (?) – the spidery bloom of this flower is new to me. While not as colorful as the others, they have a fragile beauty that I enjoy
- Morning Walk# 1 & 2 – and if you agree that the flowers individually are beautiful, when you step back and look across the expanse to a fountain, or just along the walkway, the floral landscape is even more powerful.
- Dahlia — “just” another pretty flower
I so enjoyed my time, taking in Chicago’s floral finery — I hope you do too! I’ve got many more to share.
P.S. I think my yield is higher because i just love the flowers — hard to cut some out.