I have lived just west of downtown Chicago almost 5 years now and I am always amazed by the things I see. While walking my dog this butterfly flew right into my hands then fluttered out and landed on me, staying there for several minutes.
My neighborhood is an industrial area of old brick factory buildings with lofts, galleries, restaurants, food processors and butchers, there is a lot of concrete and not so much in the way of grass, besides the little strip along the sidewalk behind Harpo studios, so of course that is dog paradise.
This is one of the few gardens in the neighborhood, it is just beautiful and attracts lots of butterflies.
My dog Abby refused to look at the camera/phone, while standing next to all these bright pink petunias. You can tell by those pulled back ears she was very annoyed about it.
I was taken by surprise when I saw this tiny baby bunny running across the sidewalk ahead of me. He was so cute, you wonder where does a little guy like that sleep around here.