I was fascinated to see a cutoff oxbow river bend. I've heard of them but never seen one.
My street, snowed over.
Mom and I take the obligatory "hey, it's us in the Bean!" photo.
Mom and I ready to go out for New Year's partying!
The Bean, formally known as Cloudgate. I can't imagine having to clean the fingerprints off of it.
Oh man, did WE need coffee New Year's Day!
Flying from Fresno back to Chicago on New Year's Eve. It was beautiful.
The amphitheater at Millennium Park. Supposedly they have great summer concerts here. It was a little cold in January to imagine summer!
So pretty. I miss this.
Snow on a fence along Lake Shore Drive.
Where did the cars go?!
I saw this cheap trunk at Home Goods and wanted it for a coffee table, but couldn't transport it home. The next day, after work, I went back to measure it and see about shipping. And I decided just to strongarm it back on the bus. When Mom called to ask if I'd found out about the cost, I said, "Oh, yeah, shipping is free." Just a little sweat!
Everything's white! Waking up to this was SO weird.
I was pretty impressed with this snowfall until the one that hit later in January. The second one shut a bunch of busses down. But the first one sure was pretty!
Marilyn looks cold.
The Hancock Building on a sunny (FRIGID) day.
I took this picture for Mom. This bar isn't far from my apartment, and we ate several dinners there in September when I moved out. It sure looked different five months later!
Trib Tower, look particularly Gotham-esque.
My first major snowfall (and the only one I really faced this year). I sure wouldn't want to drive in this! But I did learn that it takes a hell of a lot to shut this city down.