19 April 2009

14 April 2009

Desert Living

I went on vacation with my family to Phoenix, Arizona at the end of March. Thought I'd break out the telephoto lens to capture the scenery. Very different from the city landscape in Chicago and the rolling hills of Athens, Ohio, and very beautiful.

13 April 2009

Growing Season

When I went back to be with my family in Western Springs over spring break, I got to spend some more time with my brother, Ben. Since January, Ben has been working at a green house in West Chicago called We Grow Dreams. There they give jobs primarily to teens and adults with special needs. Ben goes with either one or both of my parents every week to do tasks like filling pots with soil, stacking them, etc. Afterward, they go out for lunch and Ben gets to eat his favorite food: potatoes.