I was fascinated to see a cutoff oxbow river bend. I've heard of them but never seen one.
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!
Oh man, did WE need coffee New Year's Day!
Snow falling toward one of my neighbors' ornamental lawn lights.
Icicles on a church in my neighborhood.
The Bean, formally known as Cloudgate. I can't imagine having to clean the fingerprints off of it.
Mom and I caught a very early flight to Chicago on New Year's Eve.
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.
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!
This is Salvation Army's "officer training" campus. It's a freakin' awesome old house that sprawls out over at least an acre.
The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.
Everything's white! Waking up to this was SO weird.
Stolen from my Path account, I love this filtering.
Mom and I take the obligatory "hey, it's us in the Bean!" photo.
The Hancock Building on a sunny (FRIGID) day.
Mom and I ready to go out for New Year's partying!