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!
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!
Stolen from my Path account, I love this filtering.
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.
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!
Trib Tower, look particularly Gotham-esque.
Snow falling toward one of my neighbors' ornamental lawn lights.
Marilyn looks cold.
So pretty. I miss this.
I was fascinated to see a cutoff oxbow river bend. I've heard of them but never seen one.
My neighborhood under snow.
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!
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.
Mom and I take the obligatory "hey, it's us in the Bean!" photo.