Category Archives: Weekly Photo

Forces of Nature


View from my front porch during the Flood (of 2013, we’ve had more than one!) The emergency guys are trying to tow trapped cars out of the (submerged) street.

As always, photo by the lovely and talented Annie.

Three days to get the power back on (this time)



Annie responded with two photos for the topic “Ephemeral”.


In Philadelphia, she got a 15 foot cobra to “hood” briefly. Caught at a nearly ideal moment.


And a recent eclipse, “ephemeral” by definition. 300mm lens, just begging for a telescope. Astronomical viewing in Chicagoland always gets a lot of light pollution anyhoo.

Gone, But Not Forgotten

Show us something that is lost, but not forgotten.

Gone, But Not Forgotten

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For this challenge, Annie visited the cemetery where Al Capone is buried. Near Roosevelt & Wolf Rd, here in Chicagoland.

It is still visited daily, and as you can see, people still leave small memorial items in Al’s memory. Apparently being a mobster is your ticket to immortality. Who knew?

One of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre victims is buried in the same cemetery, but she couldn’t find it. It would provide a fun contrast, but probably needs too much explanation.

All photos by Annette Park ©2014 and all that rot.



I might have mentioned that Brad’s some kind of très buff fitness robot machine (he’s a personal trainer)…? (Dad’s a flab machine, so don’t ask me where he gets it.) He’s got some ridiculously-crazy-low body mass index…and not much body mass, compared to those weights. (He weighs 140 to 150, lifting more than double his own weight here)

Anyway, Annie followed him setting up and lifting 360 at his gym for the “Achievement” photo assignment.

Update: Annie turned one of these (the second image, I think) into refrigerator magnets. For all of his female admirers? Stocking-stuffers? Personal trainer business promos? Heck, I dunno.

Here’s some samples:

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I’ve botched up the order, but ya’ll get the idea.

All photos by Annette Park, ©2014 and all that rot. Mitts off!