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.
Mom and I take the obligatory "hey, it's us in the Bean!" photo.
Snow falling toward one of my neighbors' ornamental lawn lights.
Well done, thou good and faithful snow boot.
My neighborhood under snow.
The Bean, formally known as Cloudgate. I can't imagine having to clean the fingerprints off of it.
Flying from Fresno back to Chicago on New Year's Eve. It was beautiful.
Where did the cars go?!
This is Salvation Army's "officer training" campus. It's a freakin' awesome old house that sprawls out over at least an acre.
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!
Oh man, did WE need coffee New Year's Day!
More of the houses around me, but with snow.
Marilyn looks cold.
My street, snowed over.
The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.