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!
Mom and I caught a very early flight to Chicago on New Year's Eve.
Well done, thou good and faithful snow boot.
Everything's white! Waking up to this was SO weird.
'Cause I never get tired of mountains.
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!
Where did the cars go?!
Stolen from my Path account, I love this filtering.
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!
The amphitheater at Millennium Park. Supposedly they have great summer concerts here. It was a little cold in January to imagine summer!
My street, snowed over.
Mom and I ready to go out for New Year's partying!
Marilyn looks cold.
I was fascinated to see a cutoff oxbow river bend. I've heard of them but never seen one.
Oh man, did WE need coffee New Year's Day!
Snow falling toward one of my neighbors' ornamental lawn lights.
The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.
More of the houses around me, but with snow.
And here we are with the Bean as a backdrop. It's seriously awesome, which you really can't tell from these pictures.