The Water Tower, one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire.
Mom and I caught a very early flight to Chicago on New Year's Eve.
This is Salvation Army's "officer training" campus. It's a freakin' awesome old house that sprawls out over at least an acre.
So pretty. I miss this.
Well done, thou good and faithful snow boot.
Everything's white! Waking up to this was SO weird.
Marilyn looks cold.
Where did the cars go?!
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!
Mom and I take the obligatory "hey, it's us in the Bean!" photo.
'Cause I never get tired of mountains.
I was fascinated to see a cutoff oxbow river bend. I've heard of them but never seen one.
WHAT IS THIS I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS
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!
Flying from Fresno back to Chicago on New Year's Eve. It was beautiful.
My neighborhood under snow.
Mom and I ready to go out for New Year's partying!
Trib Tower, look particularly Gotham-esque.
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.