Mid-century modern lives on.

We thought the nightmarish winter storm we had in February had killed our oleander, but we cut it all the way back and waited to see … and now we see!

Maybe it’s time to bring these out of mothballs?

Wes at his first Cubs game, 30 June 1999. He’s singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” along with Harry Caray, and it looks like we’ve just gotten to “three strikes you’re out.” A few minutes later Sammy Sosa hit a home run to win the game for the Cubs. We were sitting behind home plate, right under the catwalk that leads to the broadcast booth, and the guest that Harry interviewed in the booth that day had already come out onto the catwalk and waved to us: Bill Clinton. All in all, a pretty eventful first Cubs game for Wes.

When it gets hot and dry the Lindheimer’s beeblossom seems to become very happy.

Millennium Park, Chicago

Forty-one years ago today this wonderful woman married me. I still can’t believe it.

So grateful for the time at Laity Lodge with these dear people.

Every time I’m at Laity Lodge I take pictures of this Japanese maple, because the light is always bouncing off it in different ways.