Loyola Park after the January 10-11 storms. The dune grasses put up a valiant resistance to the waves, but Lake Michigan was in serious storm mode while the lake itself is at historically record levels. (It has a ways to go before it recaptures Rogers Park out to Ridge Avenue.)
These are details from a mural decorating the CTA Red Line viaduct over Ashland Avenue in Rogers Park. As it happens, the artist carefully put his web address in modestly large letters, so I can tell you the work was done by Jason Brammer, a Chicago artist. It turns out Brammer is the person who did one of the funnier (IMHO) commercial murals in Chicago of a drunken octopus for the wall of a bar.