In 2009, I was encouraged by my friends to give the 365 photo project a try. I love taking photos, and was excited about participating. The daily posts paint a brief picture of my year and open my eyes to the beauty around me. It is challenging to post a photo daily. I was successful in 2009 and 2010, but fell a few short in 2011. I'll be continuing my quest for daily photos in 2012 and look forward to sharing them here.
Our daytime temperatures this week have been hovering just above freezing, so the snow has been melting. But as it melts, it exposes the dirt that has accumulated or was plowed into the snow banks. This is the ugly part of winter in the Chicago area. The colorful stake at the edge of the grass was planted by one of our neighbors. It helps the snowplow drivers see where the parkway grass begins and hopefully there will be less damage to repair this spring. I'm hoping the dirty snow melts quickly.