This one is for Jane. She's a snowbird in Florida right now but she asked me to post pictures of winter in Chicagoland. Like she's missing it or something as she sips her wine coolers at the pool.
Today was very cold. It was 7 degrees when I went out to drop off library books, pick up a prescription and run through the drive through at the bank. I took the dog with me and we stopped to see if the park was plowed. Yes indeed, it sure was, but it was too cold to do anything but get out and snap a picture. Jane - you owe me.
No one but fools like us out on the road today.
Jane - I imagine you are spending every day at the pool. Look - we have a pool too.
It's pretty exciting to actually get to go to the park after being stuck inside for days what with all the rain we've had lately.
After less than 2 minutes someone was ready to get back in the car.
We drove past our Underground Railroad house dating from the mid-1800s. I wanted to live there when I heard it was up for sale a few years ago. But my husband said we couldn't buy it. Something to do with the million plus dollar price tag. The new owners kept the bones but totally renovated it and modernized it so it is no longer a historical property. Pity. I would have bought it and restored it. But, as I said, there was this little thing about the money . . . .LOL.
At least it was a sunny day. It went up to 11 degrees.
Don't stare at it too long.
Ice in the parking lot.
The ice skating pond where my kids used to skate.
Some of you who live in a sunny, warmer climate or are visiting one will be getting down on your knees about now and thanking your lucky stars you aren't here. But don't feel bad for me. I love cold and snow. I went home and made a nice cup of tea and then cozied up with a quilt and my laptop on the couch and finished writing a few patterns for the new book. It's all good.