I took this photo on a lovely springtime morning, in April of 2008. The trees have started to bloom on George Street in near northwest suburban Elmwood Park Illinois, as the grass becomes a vibrant shade of green. The arrival of lush scenery, warm temperatures, and longer daylight hours were lovingly embraced by the citizens of Elmwood Park. The winter of 2008 found Elmwood Park buried under heavy lake effect snow accumulations and bitter cold temperatures. The annual sounds of birds, and the sight of green scenery is more than welcome.