Lately, instead of boarding the North-bound bus after work I've been taking the Green Line train, West from downtown, all the way to the end at Harlem. Hadrian and I are house-sitting for some friends in the beautiful suburban village of River Forest. He picks me up from the train stop each evening and we drive home to greet their labradoodle, Sally. After dinner we take her on a walk. Thrilled at the abundance of sights and smells, Sally jerks us about along the pristine, peaceful streets of their neighborhood. We breathe in the outdoors, happy to be together. As the sun sets, turning the sky pink and the trees black, we admire the old, ivy-dressed mansions and pick out our favorites.
Some photos taken on a weekend afternoon. It's lovely here with gray skies too.