What a Difference a Year Makes… Well, Five Years!

1 Feb

Five years ago, Chicagoans braced for what was soon to be known as Snowmageddon or Snowpocalypse.  In 2011, 21.2 inches of snow fell, making it the third largest total snowfall in Chicago history after the infamous 1967  and 1999 Chicago Blizzards. Over 900 cars and busses were stranded on Lake Shore Drive.

On our walk the next day, we found this:


2011 ©Blogginginitaly.com


2011 ©Blogginginitaly.com

Today, the sunshine brought 40° temperatures and on our walk, the scenery was quite different. The ice on the lake was nowhere to be seen,



and walkers and runners were enjoying the day.



Admittedly, February 1st isn’t the beginning of spring and is a bit early for boaters and beach goers, but we did spot this twosome taking a swim in Diversey Harbor.



As an old Proverb reminds us,
No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.




2 Responses to “What a Difference a Year Makes… Well, Five Years!”

  1. jean February 1, 2016 at 9:34 PM #

    Here in LA we have just had the first of the bigger El Nino storms. Unfortunately when they leave us they head your way. Glad it has been so nice in Chicago up until now but don’t put away your snow boots yet. It’s sorta crazy these days. 🙂


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