I was fascinated to see a cutoff oxbow river bend. I've heard of them but never seen one.
So pretty. I miss this.
The Bean, formally known as Cloudgate. I can't imagine having to clean the fingerprints off of it.
The Hancock Building on a sunny (FRIGID) day.
Flying from Fresno back to Chicago on New Year's Eve. It was beautiful.
Snow falling toward one of my neighbors' ornamental lawn lights.
This is Salvation Army's "officer training" campus. It's a freakin' awesome old house that sprawls out over at least an acre.
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!
My street, snowed over.
The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.
More of the houses around me, but with snow.
Snow is so *quiet* when it falls.
Mom and I take the obligatory "hey, it's us in the Bean!" photo.
Marilyn looks cold.
WHAT IS THIS I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS
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!
Snow on a fence along Lake Shore Drive.
And here we are with the Bean as a backdrop. It's seriously awesome, which you really can't tell from these pictures.
Mom and I ready to go out for New Year's partying!