Well, this has been QUITE a week! The return of the cardinals, our first real snow, and a trip to Chicago! In fact we’re still in Chicago today – travelling home tomorrow. As you might expect, we have a ton of pictures. I didn’t include all 100 that we took at the Art Institute, but it might feel that way by the time you get to the end. Ha!
Sunday, January 1st
I baked bread to take to church. It was a Butter Braid (Bavarian Cream flavor) that I bought from my niece for a fundraiser, so all I had to do was let it thaw & rise & then bake it. It was pretty yummy.
After church Dr. M & I went on a short ramble. We needed to bring the new year in properly – with sheep. Heh.
Dr. M took a picture of the moon that night.
Monday, January 2nd
We woke up to snow on the ground!
I took a picture of my footprints out to the garage. I had the day off and as I recall this is the only time I left the house that day.
Tuesday, January 3rd
I had to work today, so Dr. M took these pictures of birds in the back yard. Can you spot the hawk?
Wednesday, January 4th
We drove to Chicago today. But before we left, Dr. M got these great cardinal pictures.
The view from our hotel room
Thursday, January 5th
Today we drove down to the Art Institute. Before we left Dr. M took another skyline picture.
And then we checked out Millennium Park. Here I am in front of the bean. Did someone say it would be cold in Chicago? I’ve been hot the whole time!
Here is a small sampling of the pictures we took at the Art Institute. I was so glad that we met a couple of our good friends there – I would never have taken the time to see as much as we did without their eagerness.
|Would you believe that this is called Penguins? Ha!|
Friday, January 6th
Dr. M’s panel was today. Here’s a picture of him looking all professorial.
Close-up of his tie. Yes, those are sheep. And one little black one.
Cool picture of a crane reflected in a tower.
Me, trying to cool off.
Dr. M’s group setting up for their talk. They all did a great job – lots of excellent feedback from the audience. In fact, as someone said, it was like a big group therapy session for history professors. I enjoyed it a great deal.
Afterward we went to Gino’s for pizza.
The State of the Bug – I’m hungry!
Yum – pizza!
Saturday, January 7th
Today we decided to drive around Lake Shore Drive. Gorgeous day! And, look Rebecca – I couldn’t jog a block for you, but I did have Dr. M take a picture of a jogger. Heh.
Go to Sara’s blog here to see the blogs of all the other Project 365 participants.
Most of our photos are taken with a 12 megapixel Nikon D5000 DSLR, using a 55-200mm zoom lens. This is the camera that Dr. M takes with him most days. We also take pictures with our old reliable 7 megapixel Canon Powershot A710. This is the camera that the Bug uses most of the time. If you’re interested in which camera was used for a particular shot, just ask!