Winter Street, Oak Park

Grove Ave, Oak Park by Petirrojo
Grove Ave, Oak Park, a photo by Petirrojo on Flickr.

There is something about the early morning light after a snowstorm, and the quietness of the empty street.

Today’s snowfall brought the most we’ve had in a single storm (it’s still snowing) so far this snow-starved winter. Maybe not as much as we had the day I shot this photo in 2006, but at least 5 inches.

I never thought that I’d be marveling such a paltry amount (for Chicago), but that’s the kind of season it’s been!

All this whiteness and an earthquake too!

Not only did the heavens open up the past 24 hours and “bestow” upon us a foot or so of new snow, but the underworld trembled this morning with a small earthquake!

Measuring about 4.3 on the Richter scale means that it was relatively benign, other than to rouse us from our slumbers at 4 AM, but with the epicenter barely 60 miles away, it was exciting nonetheless!

Welcome to Chicago, where anything can happen!

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