Gardening, Nature, photography

Whatsoever is Lovely: Pitcher Plants & Orchids

Yes, you guessed correctly. Monday afternoon my friend and I walked again at the Bolz Conservatory at Olbrich Gardens. The warm temperatures, the flowers, the birdies, and particularly the sun coming through the glass enclosure made us happy. I think we’re going to make it through January! What gets you through January? ¡Olé! –Rebecca Theme […]

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Nature, photography

Skating on Thin Ice at 3C

January can be our best month for lake ice so thick you can stand on it. The first month of the year we often have sub-zero temperatures, down to -20C. The lake surfaces become ice over a foot thick. Experts say the ice must be at least 4″/10cm before it is safe to walk on. […]

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Nature, photography

Whatsoever is Lovely: Marsh Geese

Family walk on Saturday at Cherokee Marsh. Geese having a party on the waterfront. I’d say there were 400 out there! Most of the dark smudges on the white part are the birds. Honk honk! The icy marsh looked so rustic and beautiful. It lifted our spirits. Where are you walking this week?     ¡Olé! […]

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Art, photography

Has this Sign Changed your Mind?

On a walk near Lake Monona over the weekend, I passed this sign. I took a photo, since I thought you might be curious to see it. I’m so curious about readers’ stance on specieism… Wasn’t completely sure on the definition, so I looked it up; Thinking that one species is more important than the […]

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Humor, photography

The Sign Opened Up my Mind

Two signs this week have sent me giggling for their incomplete messages. I guess the Geek Squad computer consultants have been so busy, they didn’t have time to paint… This sign is in quite a conservative part of town. Do they mean the world view or the insurance company…? Would you hire the “ek ad”? […]

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Nature, photography

Hidden: Three Little Birds

Monday as we explored the Boltz Conservatory, there was a lot of tweeting going on. At first we thought it was a recording, for atmosphere. Then Eagle spotted the singer. See the bird? We didn’t either, at first. Next, Eagle spotted a guinea fowl. We all saw this larger canary. Such a pretty song! Next […]

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