Are you one of the lucky ones who live near a park? I envy those residing around the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park. It is a two-mile park between the north channel of the Chicago River and McCormick Boulevard. There’s a paved path for running and biking, lush greenery and a spot for quiet time. It also has a collection of large-scale contemporary sculptures created by different artists. When I visited Chicago, I stayed two streets away from this park. I went for an early walk with my Canon, so I could take pictures at the golden hour…and how I wish I could get up every morning and be visually and spiritually stimulated along with the squirrels and the birds, which are obviously regulars in the park.