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 on a fence along Lake Shore Drive.
More of the houses around me, but with snow.
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!
This is Salvation Army's "officer training" campus. It's a freakin' awesome old house that sprawls out over at least an acre.
Icicles on a church in my neighborhood.
The Bean, formally known as Cloudgate. I can't imagine having to clean the fingerprints off of it.
'Cause I never get tired of mountains.
WHAT IS THIS I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS
Well done, thou good and faithful snow boot.
The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.
Oh man, did WE need coffee New Year's Day!
Trib Tower, look particularly Gotham-esque.
Where did the cars go?!
So pretty. I miss this.
Mom and I take the obligatory "hey, it's us in the Bean!" photo.
My neighborhood under snow.
And here we are with the Bean as a backdrop. It's seriously awesome, which you really can't tell from these pictures.