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Winter Wonderland

Posted on by Angela Kauffman

Snow has been falling all day here in Illinois.  For many, that would mean the perfect opportunity to snuggle inside a warm home.  But for me, that meant braving the weather (and the roads!) to go 'picture hunting.'  I went to one of my favorite spots - a nearby lake - to see what kind of winter wonderland I could find.  I was the only soul there (of course, because everyone else was snuggled inside their warm homes) and the quietness seemed so loud.  In fact, it was so quiet that I jumped a couple of times at the startling sound of animals popping in and out of the icy lake.  But the quietness of a snowfall brings so much serenity and peace with it, don't you agree?

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Christmas in the City

Posted on by Angela Kauffman

A few days ago, I popped up to downtown Chicago to see it in all its holiday glory.  I had a great time catching up with friends, checking out the famous Macy's window displays, celebrating my heritage at the German Christkindlmarket, and basking in the many glowing Christmas lights throughout the city (oh and shopping, plenty of shopping)!  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a big "Happy New Year" to you all!

Here are just a few pics (all shot on iPhone) from my quick jolt through downtown...

A view from Michigan Avenue

A view from Michigan Avenue

The Bean (aka Cloud Gate) in Millennium Park

The Bean (aka Cloud Gate) in Millennium Park

My fab cousin and I (right) exploring the city

My fab cousin and I (right) exploring the city

Chicago Cultural Center

Chicago Cultural Center

Tiffany stained-glass dome inside Chicago Cultural Center

Tiffany stained-glass dome inside Chicago Cultural Center

The Chicago River

The Chicago River

A church in the city

A church in the city

A "hidden" mosaic ceiling inside Macy's on State (Marshall Field's)

A "hidden" mosaic ceiling inside Macy's on State (Marshall Field's)

Christmas tree in Macy's (Marshall Field's)

Christmas tree in Macy's (Marshall Field's)

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