Mom and I caught a very early flight to Chicago on New Year's Eve.
Icicles on a church in my neighborhood.
The Hancock Building on a sunny (FRIGID) day.
The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.
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!
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!
Flying from Fresno back to Chicago on New Year's Eve. It was beautiful.
My neighborhood under snow.
Oh man, did WE need coffee New Year's Day!
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!
More of the houses around me, but with snow.
Mom and I take the obligatory "hey, it's us in the Bean!" photo.
Snow on a fence along Lake Shore Drive.
Marilyn looks cold.
Snow falling toward one of my neighbors' ornamental lawn lights.
And here we are with the Bean as a backdrop. It's seriously awesome, which you really can't tell from these pictures.
The Bean, formally known as Cloudgate. I can't imagine having to clean the fingerprints off of it.