Wintry Beauty

Dusk.  Lake Michigan.  Frozen waves.  Two days after a storm dumped 9 inches of snow on Chicago.  Just another work commute.

 


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By the time I made my way up the trail, the sun had finished setting.  As you can see, despite the heaps of snow, the trail itself is totally clear – plowed and salted.

There is something about bicycling outside on a particularly beautiful winter day that gets me every time.  During these magical moments, no other season can compare.

This is a reminder to enjoy and appreciate the wintry beauty while we can, even while excited for spring.

{A different look at the beauty of wintry Lake Michigan two years ago.}

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18 thoughts on “Wintry Beauty

  1. [...] Behold the Lakefront Trail’s Snowy Beauty (LGRAB) [...]

  2. steve_a_dfw says:

    Personally, I’m not ready to call that tall building the Willis Tower anytime soon…

  3. steve_a_dfw says:

    Personally, I’m not ready to call that tall building the Willis Tower anytime soon…

  4. sophia says:

    “There is something about bicycling outside on a particularly beautiful winter day that gets me every time. During these magical moments, no other season can compare.”

    I agree one hundred percent! This is my first winter away from Chicago; thanks for giving me a cyclist’s view of the city.

    • Dottie says:

      Glad I could bring a bit of Chicago to you. Where are you now and do you miss Chicago a lot?

      • sophia says:

        I am in Sweden, and I get to use fantastic biking infrastructure with great views…but I do still miss Chicago because it was home for quite awhile and it is a great city. It was also where I developed my appreciation for bicycles. :)

  5. guy says:

    Beautiful pics, thanks for sharing a vision that commuters in cars, buses and trains never get to appriciate. To quote Ferris Bueller: “Life moves fast, sometimes you need to stop and look around” Can you tell I watched the movie again last night?

  6. Unbelievable that such a remote-looking wintry landscape is right in the middle of the city. Thanks for the beautiful photos Dottie.

  7. Fred Smith says:

    Beautiful pictures, it’s like a magical landscape. The only reason I’m not jealous is that it looks so cold!

  8. To echo everyone else, these photos are beautiful! I love the pink glow the setting sun casts on the snow. I also love the picture of the ferris wheel all lit up!

  9. Hyedie says:

    To echo everyone else, these photos are beautiful! I love the pink glow the setting sun casts on the snow. I also love the picture of the ferris wheel all lit up!

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