A loud thunderstorm woke me at 6:30 and the rain came down in buckets. The outdoor thermometer read 45 and the weatherman said it would be 55 before the day was through.
I grabbed my trusty old sneakers and out the door I went to enjoy the April-like last day of the year.
The snow had melted during the night and there was a lot of green to be seen everywhere . Christmas has come and gone but there were still many festive exterior signs of her , a few of which I captured on my stroll around the neighborhood.
Good things such as this April-in-December day are as rare as hen's teeth and I'm pleased to say I enjoyed every minute of it. Tomorrow we'll have the usual Chicago weather : Cold, change of snow, and bitter winds. But today, it was April.