Chicago is a city of summer festivals. Every weekend has one or more to choose from. The annual Chicago Air & Water Show took place two weekends ago and marks the end of the major summer festivals. It also marks the end of summer for me.
Summer seems to end so quickly I often feel like I didn't get to do everything I wanted, which usually means there weren't enough weekends for all the summer jaunts I wanted to take.
A big part of my summer is regular walks along the lakefront, including the day of the air and water show. I landed at my usual spot at a dog beach and took out my new Canon M3 for a test drive with my old DSLR lenses via an adapter ring. Taking photos of fighter jets flying by at incredible speeds is challenging, but I managed a few good shots of the Air Force's Thunderbirds flying in formation, even with competition from the hundreds of dragonflies buzzing about.
I may feel the jets symbolically flew away with the last of my summer, but pumpkin spice is in the air and spectacular fall foliage is coming. And I expect the fall colors will be easier to catch than a speeding jet!