Mom and I ready to go out for New Year's partying!
Everything's white! Waking up to this was SO weird.
More of the houses around me, but with snow.
Where did the cars go?!
Flying from Fresno back to Chicago on New Year's Eve. It was beautiful.
'Cause I never get tired of mountains.
Stolen from my Path account, I love this filtering.
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!
I was fascinated to see a cutoff oxbow river bend. I've heard of them but never seen one.
Marilyn looks cold.
My street, snowed over.
This is Salvation Army's "officer training" campus. It's a freakin' awesome old house that sprawls out over at least an acre.
Mom and I caught a very early flight to Chicago on New Year's Eve.
Mom and I take the obligatory "hey, it's us in the Bean!" photo.
Snow falling toward one of my neighbors' ornamental lawn lights.
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!
The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.
The Bean, formally known as Cloudgate. I can't imagine having to clean the fingerprints off of it.