Bess is the best. For serious. So fun and funny and beautiful. I wish you could meet her in person, but I guess these pics will have to do (: Bess’s daughter, Carlene, was the winner of the most recent city|view blog contest. A couple of weekends ago Carlene, Bess, Carlene’s sister Barb, and I met up at the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool in Lincoln Park. Absolutely nothing was in bloom, of course, but it was a beautiful day for March in Chicago, and I’m glad I got to spend part of it with these lovely gals.

(That’s Carlene on the left!)