One fifth of the World’s fresh surface water lies in the Great Lakes. I cannot think of a finer place for it. A week ago I helped deliver a boat from Chicago to Muskegon, covering 110 miles of open water in 20 hours. I’ve seen a lot of Chicago this summer and these shots were taken at the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park. Chicago pumps it’s water from Lake Michigan and at this fountain it is pumped back out so that children can play in it.
It is a delight to watch the families play in these fountains on a warm summer’s afternoon. The ‘faces’ spit water at timed intervals and children eagerly await the blessing:
Do you remember the childhood joy of playing in puddles? Wading along the beach? Looking for frogs in ponds? Just observing the water? I caught these two brothers closely inspecting the reflecting pool but when the monolithic fountains at either end started up they ran for the ‘blessing’ of flowing water.
I hope this stirs happy memories of your childhood. Here’s to the joy of H2O!