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.
Snow falling toward one of my neighbors' ornamental lawn lights.
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!
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!
'Cause I never get tired of mountains.
Mom and I ready to go out for New Year's partying!
This is Salvation Army's "officer training" campus. It's a freakin' awesome old house that sprawls out over at least an acre.
Mom and I take the obligatory "hey, it's us in the Bean!" photo.
Everything's white! Waking up to this was SO weird.
I was fascinated to see a cutoff oxbow river bend. I've heard of them but never seen one.
The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.
Flying from Fresno back to Chicago on New Year's Eve. It was beautiful.
WHAT IS THIS I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS
And here we are with the Bean as a backdrop. It's seriously awesome, which you really can't tell from these pictures.
So pretty. I miss this.
Snow on a fence along Lake Shore Drive.
Icicles on a church in my neighborhood.
The amphitheater at Millennium Park. Supposedly they have great summer concerts here. It was a little cold in January to imagine summer!
The Bean, formally known as Cloudgate. I can't imagine having to clean the fingerprints off of it.