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Snow
You know it's gonna be a crappy day when you wake up to this...
I've lived in Chicago all my life, with the exception of some long vacations and some lengthy business trips...

I keep a cheap point and shoot camera in my glove compartment, precisely for those time that you see an interesting situation, weather condition, or unusual event.

One day I'll get around to scanning in all of my local pictures, and this section will probably get a lot larger.

I realize that many of the scans here could be cleaned up. Maybe one day, but it's not in my top ten priorities right now...

Atmospheric events...

Atmospheric events are just odd cloud or weather formations that you don't generally see on a daily basis. I've probably got dozens of sunrise shots over the lake, but in the end, they're just sunrise shots over the lake...

Atmospheric events...
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Accidents

You've seen 'em, and passed by 'em and possibly even gawked at 'em. I'm just thankful I'm not in any of 'em...

Accidents
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Odds and ends

Odds and ends...
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Snow!

Snow!
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These are some pictures from the Feb 1, 2011 Chicago Snow Storm. The snow started at 3pm, Feb 1, and stopped 36 hours later. Comments are on the picture pages.

Feb 1, 2011 Chicago Snow Storm
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Not Chicago (but close)

Not Chicago (but close)...
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Bald Hornets

Imagine waking up one day and finding out a tumor is growing on the side of your building. An internet search showed these were Bald Hornets. They live a year, the queen lays its eggs in the ground in the fall, the hornets all die and the nest is essentially abandoned.

When they build a nest on, say a tree, it's round like a pinecone. You then take the nest after the hornets have died, shellac it, and it's supposed to be beautiful. Unfortunately, since they built their nest on the side of the building, it would fall apart when taken off.

Had I known they were going to build a nest on the window of a room I use as a storeroom, I would have cleaned the glass. :-) It was fascinating watching them build the layers, the different striations from the type of material they used. And they'd pose as they were cooling the nest...

Bald Hornets
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Maxima pictures

I was taking pictures of my car to use as a signature pic. I normally wouldn't put them here, but they're the only pics I have of the Chicago Skyline...

Maxima pictures
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Revisions:
  • 12/30/2012 - Update page (not pictures) to v3.1
  • 08/29/2014 - Update to v3.2