I was fascinated to see a cutoff oxbow river bend. I've heard of them but never seen one.
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!
So pretty. I miss this.
The Bean, formally known as Cloudgate. I can't imagine having to clean the fingerprints off of it.
Everything's white! Waking up to this was SO weird.
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!
Icicles on a church in my neighborhood.
Oh man, did WE need coffee New Year's Day!
More of the houses around me, but with snow.
The amphitheater at Millennium Park. Supposedly they have great summer concerts here. It was a little cold in January to imagine summer!
Marilyn looks cold.
Flying from Fresno back to Chicago on New Year's Eve. It was beautiful.
'Cause I never get tired of mountains.
Where did the cars go?!
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!
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.
My neighborhood under snow.
WHAT IS THIS I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS
Mom and I take the obligatory "hey, it's us in the Bean!" photo.
Mom and I caught a very early flight to Chicago on New Year's Eve.