Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

I’ve grown many lilies in my yard, but never had one with this coloring. I planted a new batch of lilies 2 years ago. This was a part of that batch. These did not appear last summer and this color was not among the ones I purchased.  So, either someone dropped a different bulb in my box or this is a mutant. In any case, it was an unusual color for me.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Heritage

Monument to the Great Northern Migration

Alison Saar’s bronze figure is a testament to the thousands of African Americans who migrated to Chicago in the early 20th century in search of greater freedom and opportunity. The traveler’s hand is raised in salutation to his new home. In his other hand he carries a worn suitcase symbolic of his journey, dreams and talents.

The figure is facing north, symbolizing the traveler’s destination.

My mother’s family was a part of that migration. My father’s family came to Chicago years earlier.