The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.
Where did the cars go?!
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!
Well done, thou good and faithful snow boot.
Mom and I caught a very early flight to Chicago on New Year's Eve.
The amphitheater at Millennium Park. Supposedly they have great summer concerts here. It was a little cold in January to imagine summer!
So pretty. I miss this.
I was fascinated to see a cutoff oxbow river bend. I've heard of them but never seen one.
The Hancock Building on a sunny (FRIGID) day.
Marilyn looks cold.
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!
Oh man, did WE need coffee New Year's Day!
Stolen from my Path account, I love this filtering.
My neighborhood under snow.
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!
Everything's white! Waking up to this was SO weird.
'Cause I never get tired of mountains.
Icicles on a church in my neighborhood.
My street, snowed over.
And here we are with the Bean as a backdrop. It's seriously awesome, which you really can't tell from these pictures.