DAILY PHOTO: Scenes from Lincoln Park Zoo

Flowering Mountain Garlic; Summer 2018, Lincoln Park
From Lincoln Park toward the Belden-Stratford and Conservatory Buildings
Solomon Island Leaf Frog
Giraffe Portrait

Limerick of the United States

There was an old man from America,
an expert in weather esoterica,
“If you look out your window,
and you see a tornado,
there’s a great chance that you’re in America.”


*At 1,200 tornadoes per year, the United States is the undisputed champion of this weather phenomena. The #2 country — the adjacent nation of Canada — has more than an order of magnitude fewer tornadoes. (And most other countries with significant numbers of tornadoes are in the tens.)

DAILY PHOTO: Lounging Cotton-Top Tamarin

Taken at Lincoln Park Zoo in the summer of 2018.

DAILY PHOTO: F-35 with Vapor Cone

Taken at the 2018 Chicago Air & Water Show

DAILY PHOTO: Tall Grass & Trees

Taken on the South River Trail in Georgia [US] in December of 2010