Chicago: fall

While looking through my iPhoto album, I came across this photo of my campus in the fall, taken a few years ago. I liked it, so you get to look at it, too. It’s taken right outside my building, and you can see the pond where my ducklings reside (but not for long; they’re big and have wings now):


  1. Frank Bath
    Posted July 2, 2017 at 6:41 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous, the light, the profusion, the textures. The uni must have a copy for display.

  2. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted July 2, 2017 at 7:08 am | Permalink

    Don’t forget you can do mini panoramic photos to capture a bit more on the edges … nice!

  3. somer
    Posted July 2, 2017 at 7:20 am | Permalink

    Its beautiful, really beautiful

  4. Hempenstein
    Posted July 2, 2017 at 7:21 am | Permalink

    Envy here. Neither as at my undergrad college, two grad school stops, or where I worked (W&M, U Richmond, Rutgers, U Pittsburgh, resp) did the Biology bldg(s) have landscaping that attempted to pay any particular tribute to the natural world.

    (At Rutgers it was so sterile on the Busch Campus that on a number of occasions I went out near midnight and planted some trees. Nobody ever stopped to ask what the hell I was doing!) On a stop there some yrs back it was somewhat satisfying to find that many of those were still there. There’s also a Pedunculate (aka English) Oak at Pitt that I started from an acorn (available on inquiry).

    • rickflick
      Posted July 2, 2017 at 7:53 am | Permalink

      Good for you. Sounds dangerous, but, hey, you only live once.

      One of my greatest pains in the neck is the way developers clear-cut property before they build a house. Instead of integrating the house with the environment, they scrap nature and go for a sterile, denuded look. Most home buyers don’t seem to mind though, it seems. Frank Lloyd Wright was a prominent advocate of integrating, of course, and the attitude can be found in Chinese and Japanese traditions.

  5. Saul Sorrell-Till
    Posted July 2, 2017 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    Fabulous photo.

  6. claudia baker
    Posted July 2, 2017 at 10:12 am | Permalink


  7. Posted July 2, 2017 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    It’s a wonderful picture. I never knew ivy vines could turn gold like that. I thought they were evergreen.

  8. Heather Hastie
    Posted July 2, 2017 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous picture! I’m glad you thought of us.

  9. Posted July 2, 2017 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    A little colour to our dull winter, very nice…

  10. Diane G.
    Posted July 2, 2017 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

    Wow! Beautiful!

  11. pdmanson
    Posted July 3, 2017 at 3:20 am | Permalink

    Wow! How did you ever get any work done? Or was it inspirational to look out at that?

  12. Posted July 4, 2017 at 1:19 pm | Permalink


    Reminds me of the trees around UBC in Vancouver and the nearby mountain at McGill’s main campus. (Also the Ste-Hillaire research centre, but that goes without saying.)

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