Summer of 2007 was defined by the 17 year cicadas. They are ugly and noisy.
Julia appeared in a dance recital
Julia = pleased with her bouquet
My sister Beverly and her husabnd Lionel visited us in Chicago.
Hiking in the wilds of Highland Park
We installed a new bird feeder
Julia's 7th birthday cake
We went to Tsukasa of Tokyo to celebrate Julia's 7th birthday
Julia and Nancy Bokor
The server at Tsukasa performs tricks
Julia had a party for her friends
Sheba poses for the camera
Lisa, Jacob, Julia, David and Hilda at the Botanic Gardens. David came to Chicago as a camp councilor and lived at LIsa's house for the summer
I started my very first drawing class. The first lesson was this skeleton. My attempt is in the foregound.
The view from our condo in the city on a bright summer day.
Lisa, Andy, Abigail and Jacob wait for the the July 4th parade
July 4th fireworks in Highland Park
My sketch of Jacob drawn from a photograph during my second drawing lesson
Scot in Maine. I attended a documentary photography workshop. This shot is from a day of following Scot around.
A master class at Ravinia, The young artists were given startlingly frank critiques in front an audience of a few hundred spectators.
On the Green Bay Trail
Still life setup for my third drawing class.
We took Jacob, Julia and Abigail to a La Dor Va Dor (From Generation to Generation) weekend in Wisconsin. Here, Jacob contemplates the coming joys of the weekend.
Some moments were less contemplative
Julia rides on Jacob
Abigail befriended everybody
Meals were served in a dining room overlooking the lake
After dinner - waiting for the hayride
Breakfasts were good
Jacob loved riding
So did Julia
Abigail was not so sure
Abigail and friends
Hilda's cousin Gary Diamond visited us from Toronto
Julia and David at Camp Ramah in Wheeling
David, Hilda and Lisa at Ramah
Another week - another still llfe
My take of the still life
Abigail at Dance Class