And here we are with the Bean as a backdrop. It's seriously awesome, which you really can't tell from these pictures.
Marilyn looks cold.
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!
Stolen from my Path account, I love this filtering.
Flying from Fresno back to Chicago on New Year's Eve. It was beautiful.
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.
'Cause I never get tired of mountains.
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!
Snow falling toward one of my neighbors' ornamental lawn lights.
My neighborhood under snow.
My street, snowed over.
The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.
Where did the cars go?!
Trib Tower, look particularly Gotham-esque.
I was fascinated to see a cutoff oxbow river bend. I've heard of them but never seen one.
Everything's white! Waking up to this was SO weird.
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!
More of the houses around me, but with snow.
Mom and I caught a very early flight to Chicago on New Year's Eve.