Flying from Fresno back to Chicago on New Year's Eve. It was beautiful.
Mom and I caught a very early flight to Chicago on New Year's Eve.
Oh man, did WE need coffee New Year's Day!
My neighborhood under snow.
So pretty. I miss this.
And here we are with the Bean as a backdrop. It's seriously awesome, which you really can't tell from these pictures.
I was fascinated to see a cutoff oxbow river bend. I've heard of them but never seen one.
The Bean, formally known as Cloudgate. I can't imagine having to clean the fingerprints off of it.
Icicles on a church in my neighborhood.
'Cause I never get tired of mountains.
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!
Well done, thou good and faithful snow boot.
Marilyn looks cold.
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.
This is Salvation Army's "officer training" campus. It's a freakin' awesome old house that sprawls out over at least an acre.
Mom and I ready to go out for New Year's partying!
Snow on a fence along Lake Shore Drive.
Snow is so *quiet* when it falls.
The amphitheater at Millennium Park. Supposedly they have great summer concerts here. It was a little cold in January to imagine summer!