Mom and I take the obligatory "hey, it's us in the Bean!" photo.
This is Salvation Army's "officer training" campus. It's a freakin' awesome old house that sprawls out over at least an acre.
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.
Trib Tower, look particularly Gotham-esque.
So pretty. I miss this.
Everything's white! Waking up to this was SO weird.
Snow falling toward one of my neighbors' ornamental lawn lights.
I was fascinated to see a cutoff oxbow river bend. I've heard of them but never seen one.
The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.
My street, snowed over.
Stolen from my Path account, I love this filtering.
Well done, thou good and faithful snow boot.
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!
Marilyn looks cold.
The Hancock Building on a sunny (FRIGID) day.
Mom and I caught a very early flight to Chicago on New Year's Eve.
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!
Icicles on a church in my neighborhood.
My neighborhood under snow.
'Cause I never get tired of mountains.
Mom and I ready to go out for New Year's partying!