For Mother's Day, we went on a little field trip to Oak Park for the Frank Lloyd Wright Studio & Home Tour. We loved it and I recommend it to anyone who admires his work or Prairie Style architecture and design.
That's me and my Mom in front of the studio.
Afterwards, we went for a walk around the historic district in Oak Park where the museum resides.
The landscaping on this home stuck out for me for it's use of a variety of evergreens in the border.
Here in Chicago, we have a short growing season and in winter alot of yards look pretty drab. Having evergreens provides year round greenery and also shelter for birds and other wildlife. Yes, we have wildlife in the city too.
I really like the way they used different colors and textures and even sizes of evergreens in this border. Mark my words, we will have more evergreens in our yard in time.
And for kicks, here are a few shots for the house voyeurs out there. These homes were all located in the historic district near the museum.
This house is the first project Wright took on after leaving Adler & Sullivan as an independant. He was fired for doing side jobs.
I think you can see the influence of Sullivan in these details. Beautiful home!