"Severe wind advisory" was weather.com's report for today, but Severe Sun lured me to a'wandering about with the camera for the afternoon. I had no idea where I'd end up, but I managed to get there, in 4 hours time.
First stop was UI Athletic fields, filled with several frisbee football games. A tough sport on "severe wind" day. Those with the wind consistently overshot their boundaries, while those against battled wobbly, tipping tosses. It was the first time I've used the "sports" mode on the new camera, and I was pleased with the results.
This at the cemetary on St. Mary's Road:
I stopped into Jane Addams, a downtown used bookstore. Though I usually like this place, I found it chaotic and overwhelming today. Blindly browsing through a million billion books was not for me on this afternoon. Still, I like the look of the place, and would have taken more pictures if I'd felt I wasn't interfering with other, more serene, browsers.
Taken out of my car window, at Crystal Lake Park (because no single female in her right mind gets out of her car in that park):
And my favorite for the day, also taken out of my car window. This one in Urbana, in the neighborhood East of Lincoln Square. Apparently this gardener had had it up to here! These signs were posted on each corner of her lot, causing me to hit the brakes and back up for a quick snap. If you can't read it here, click to enlarge.