Mom and I take the obligatory "hey, it's us in the Bean!" photo.
Marilyn looks cold.
Snow on a fence along Lake Shore Drive.
I was fascinated to see a cutoff oxbow river bend. I've heard of them but never seen one.
My neighborhood under snow.
My street, snowed over.
Where did the cars go?!
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!
Snow falling toward one of my neighbors' ornamental lawn lights.
Flying from Fresno back to Chicago on New Year's Eve. It was beautiful.
Trib Tower, look particularly Gotham-esque.
And here we are with the Bean as a backdrop. It's seriously awesome, which you really can't tell from these pictures.
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.
'Cause I never get tired of mountains.
Mom and I ready to go out for New Year's partying!
Mom and I caught a very early flight to Chicago on New Year's Eve.
WHAT IS THIS I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS
The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.