Back In Chicago
Sometimes it's hard to be sure.
Then, I look out the window.
The view from our apartment is slowly changing from the dismal grey of a couple of weeks ago. Now that the trees in the city have begun to leaf out, Chicago is greening-up nicely.
The rooftop gardens, the parks and tree-lined streets and the narrow strips of grass have all sprung to life and the cityscape has taken on a very different face.
With all of that green and the great inland sea beyond, the view is really quite beautiful.