I started this photoblog with the plan to shoot and post photographs of the natural world exclusively. However, I was in Chicago this past week and have not had a chance to get out into the field to find new subjects. This is the view from my hotel room in Chicago. The view is looking down the South Branch of the Chicago River. The Chicago River was a natural resource that led to the developmnet of the Lake Michigan port city of Chicago. Surrounded by the heart of the city, the river continues to flow through downtown bringing an everyday reminder to Chicagoans of the vital link to natural resources.