I’m sitting in our dining room looking out our windows at this great city of Chicago. We’re on the 10th floor, and look south over the Museum of Science and Industry and east over Lake Michigan. On a clear day we can see the smoke stacks from New Buffalo, Michigan and the smoke belching from the steel mills in Gary, Indiana. Occasionally we can see a tanker slowly slicing through the lake on their way to or from Gary to ports unknown.
Just like the city, our view is constant and constantly changing. You can see the weather fronts moving over the south suburbs and Northwest Indiana, and people using the lakefront walking/bike paths.
The traffic along Lake Shore Drive is constantly moving. In the summer you can hear the whine of motorcycles as they race each other with the wind from the lake ripping through their clothes.
Here is a link to some pictures taken from our window courtesy of my husband. Here is what it looks like during a snowstorm — this is looking over the lake (click the pic to see it larger)
And after the snowstorm looking south over the museum:
As I sit here looking at all of this, I realize that my life is good right now. And that that is all I need.