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C.O.L.O.R. Tuesday May 17, 2011

A few short weeks ago (March 30?), I was wishing for COLOR! And, if truth be told: warmth.

Everywhere you looked, there was grey, drab concrete and dirt. The City, on State St. filled the streetside plots with loads and loads of colored sticks. I was thankful, sort of, but a little mystified…

Well. You know what they say! Be careful for what you wish for – and I’m happy to report that 1/2 of the wish has come true:

NOW the sticks make sense! You can see them peaking through the Main Event: hundreds and hundreds of tulips – and lovely deep blue pansies at their hem.

The sticks are like giant curl-licious exclamation points. I hear them saying: “It’s Spring, it’s sprung!” as they reach for the sky.

A big tip’o’the hat to the folks who design these lovely public installations. Chicago has some of the finest landscape architects that transform our downtown sidewalks and neighborhood boulevards into wonderful urban gardens (except for that Gilligan’s Island thingie)…

But the other half? Not so much: it is still chill-ee here, so much so, that instead of sitting near some lovely flowers at a streetside cafe, I was in the coffeehouse (but enjoying a view all the same).

Still a lovely view, and my sweater, it’s growing…

 
 
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