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 was fascinated to see a cutoff oxbow river bend. I've heard of them but never seen one.
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!
Everything's white! Waking up to this was SO weird.
The amphitheater at Millennium Park. Supposedly they have great summer concerts here. It was a little cold in January to imagine summer!
My neighborhood under snow.
The Bean, formally known as Cloudgate. I can't imagine having to clean the fingerprints off of it.
'Cause I never get tired of mountains.
WHAT IS THIS I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS
Marilyn looks cold.
The Hancock Building on a sunny (FRIGID) day.
Mom and I ready to go out for New Year's partying!
Where did the cars go?!
Icicles on a church in my neighborhood.
Mom and I take the obligatory "hey, it's us in the Bean!" photo.
Snow on a fence along Lake Shore Drive.
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!
Trib Tower, look particularly Gotham-esque.
This is Salvation Army's "officer training" campus. It's a freakin' awesome old house that sprawls out over at least an acre.