Years ago when I attended school at Columbia College Chicago I spent a lot of time across the street in Grant Park. It became a place of calm and solace for me, especially when Lake Michigan or Buckingham Fountain were in my view.

Today I rode my bike to the lakefront and visited the fountain. While wandering around the area I also happened upon a handful of precious geese nibbling on fresh green grass adjacent to the landmark. One goose in particular seemed unbelievably comfortable around me; I had the feeling we’d met somewhere before. I don’t mind admitting it, the bird made my heart flutter.

To read more about Buckingham Fountain and the history behind it, please visit As always, I hope you enjoy this week’s photos.