The amphitheater at Millennium Park. Supposedly they have great summer concerts here. It was a little cold in January to imagine summer!
Snow falling toward one of my neighbors' ornamental lawn lights.
Marilyn looks cold.
My neighborhood under snow.
My street, snowed over.
Stolen from my Path account, I love this filtering.
I was fascinated to see a cutoff oxbow river bend. I've heard of them but never seen one.
Snow on a fence along Lake Shore Drive.
The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.
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!
Snow is so *quiet* when it falls.
Oh man, did WE need coffee New Year's Day!
Mom and I ready to go out for New Year's partying!
Everything's white! Waking up to this was SO weird.
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.
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!
More of the houses around me, but with snow.
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.
This is Salvation Army's "officer training" campus. It's a freakin' awesome old house that sprawls out over at least an acre.