This is Salvation Army's "officer training" campus. It's a freakin' awesome old house that sprawls out over at least an acre.
Stolen from my Path account, I love this filtering.
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!
WHAT IS THIS I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS
The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.
More of the houses around me, but with snow.
Snow falling toward one of my neighbors' ornamental lawn lights.
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!
Snow on a fence along Lake Shore Drive.
The Bean, formally known as Cloudgate. I can't imagine having to clean the fingerprints off of it.
My street, snowed over.
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!
Marilyn looks cold.
My neighborhood under snow.
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.
Flying from Fresno back to Chicago on New Year's Eve. It was beautiful.
'Cause I never get tired of mountains.
Where did the cars go?!
Mom and I ready to go out for New Year's partying!
The amphitheater at Millennium Park. Supposedly they have great summer concerts here. It was a little cold in January to imagine summer!