Okay, yes, I have been away. I think I forgot to tell you that before I left. I'm back, yes back to snow, snow and more snow. It's good to be home in Chicago. While I loved seeing Santa and the palm trees on Union Square, it's State Street I long for now. But, I have to wait until Phoebe comes home from college. Then, we'll reunite and rerun our traditional trip downtown to visit what once was Marshall Field's to pick out ornaments and indulge in chocolate. Hope you enjoy this photo journal . . .
Snow-flakey Saks on Union Square
Yes, they have Stinson Beach . . .
but we have Lake Michigan. Thanks to my darling niece for asking her aunt to come out for a visit. Here's the view from the Top of the Mark . . .
and a family fun photo . . .
In case you're wondering, this Santa accepts gratuities.
A live lynx in a living room - embossed for privacy.
Lemons grow on trees in backyards.
Winter celebration with imported snow.
Orange trees grow in the front yards - this one is decorated for Christmas.
No Board Number One
Enlightened view from an overlook
Berry on the Dipsea Trail
Wreaths in Nob Hill
Hope you enjoyed this bit of a break . . .