Mom and I take the obligatory "hey, it's us in the Bean!" photo.
Trib Tower, look particularly Gotham-esque.
The Bean, formally known as Cloudgate. I can't imagine having to clean the fingerprints off of it.
Flying from Fresno back to Chicago on New Year's Eve. It was beautiful.
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.
Where did the cars go?!
Oh man, did WE need coffee New Year's Day!
Well done, thou good and faithful snow boot.
So pretty. I miss this.
'Cause I never get tired of mountains.
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!
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!
The amphitheater at Millennium Park. Supposedly they have great summer concerts here. It was a little cold in January to imagine summer!
Stolen from my Path account, I love this filtering.
Snow falling toward one of my neighbors' ornamental lawn lights.
Mom and I caught a very early flight to Chicago on New Year's Eve.
The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.
Marilyn looks cold.
This is Salvation Army's "officer training" campus. It's a freakin' awesome old house that sprawls out over at least an acre.
And here we are with the Bean as a backdrop. It's seriously awesome, which you really can't tell from these pictures.