I was fascinated to see a cutoff oxbow river bend. I've heard of them but never seen one.
Flying from Fresno back to Chicago on New Year's Eve. It was beautiful.
And here we are with the Bean as a backdrop. It's seriously awesome, which you really can't tell from these pictures.
Icicles on a church in my neighborhood.
Everything's white! Waking up to this was SO weird.
My neighborhood under snow.
Where did the cars go?!
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.
WHAT IS THIS I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS
Trib Tower, look particularly Gotham-esque.
Oh man, did WE need coffee New Year's Day!
The amphitheater at Millennium Park. Supposedly they have great summer concerts here. It was a little cold in January to imagine summer!
Mom and I ready to go out for New Year's partying!
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!
'Cause I never get tired of mountains.
My street, snowed over.
More of the houses around me, but with snow.
This is Salvation Army's "officer training" campus. It's a freakin' awesome old house that sprawls out over at least an acre.