The End of Summer


It is just cold enough for a light jacket, and there is a slight and chilly wind. This audio walk takes an abbreviated loop around Horner Park on the north side of Chicago, it intends to be a calm and lazy summer stroll but instead ends with the cacophony of the first days of school and a cold front beginning to move in . High school football teams practice, gradeschool soccer is in session, teenagers study in the grass, cicadas give way to the sound of a single cyclist slowly riding by as the lonely bells of the ice cream cart and the sound of one man hitting 16 inch softball all signal the end of the lazy days.

All sounds by Tim Joyce
Photo Credit: Tim Joyce