A cool hazy patch of lakefront on a hot, humid July Chicago day

Speaking of the beach . . . despite the fact that a heat dome has been hovering stubbornly over Chicago for the past several days, I decided to go for a stroll by the lake earlier this week and was surprised to find that the water hitting the hot air had created a cool (but humid), hazy bubble of its own. One lifeguard described it as mystical, and that’s how it felt.

How about an annual beachfront flea market / art festival? It might be a pain for vendors, but think it would be mobbed with curious shoppers.

Although the day felt real (and I have photos), some of the people enjoying the beach might have been doing so via dream projection.

It looked like sheets of light.

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8 Responses to “A cool hazy patch of lakefront on a hot, humid July Chicago day”

  1. Love the photos. I love the Chicago lakefront. It’s so beautiful and this looked like a really interesting day. Thanks for the post.

  2. These are SO gorgeous I can hardly stand it!!! Thanks so much for sharing. Totally dreamy.

  3. Your photography – in both chosen subjects and technical proficiency – is outstanding. These would all make fabulous beach house prints. I just love them. Thanks for sharing.

  4. That is a great batch of photos! Mystical is right.

  5. Hi, fab photos! We get heat-inversion fog bowls like this sometimes on the north shore of Lake Ontario. I will send you some recent shots of Lakeview Park, Oshawa, where I live. No mist that day! It was literally 10 degrees cooler there last week when my mom and I went down for a picnic supper, than it was in our yard just 3 miles north of the lakefront.

  6. Incredibly Beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Wow. I am in awe. Fabulous images. You captured and communicated a beautiful and haunting scene. Thank you.