Art, photography

2 Surprises On My Walk Yesterday

A sunny day in Madison yesterday afternoon, the first all week, I donned my mask and went for a walk. The rain washed all the surfaces clean and even the buildings looked brighter. Near the corner of two busy streets I found unique art contributions. One decorated the lower half of a kiosk in disuse; […]

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blogging, Nature, photography

Letting Nature Pitch In

I have a couple of sizzling posts on the stovetop. While they simmer, I’ll share these nature shots. One’s from Olbrich Gardens tropical indoor space, the other from outdoors. If it’s cold where you are, feel the warm humid air rising up around the pitcher plants and get cozy. If it’s too hot where you […]

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Nature, photography

5 Ways Nature Wends Her Winter Wiles

Winter is about cross country skiing and using face masks as scarves. This time of year is also about keeping the mosquitoes at bay half the year. February is a time of frozen precipitation that takes many surprising forms. My first picture is of graupel, a word I had not heard until today. It most […]

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Nature, photography

50 Neighbors Light the Night

The results of one person’s email to the neighborhood are in – a magical, homegrown ice lantern evening! People took Bundt pans, buckets, Tupperware, perhaps even trash cans, filled them with water and a second heavy object inside in order to create an open space in the center and put them outside to freeze. At […]

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Humor, photography

Oh Snow, the Splash Park’s Closed!

Eagle and a friend went to Elver Park mid-week. As we met, someone’s sharp eyes caught sight of this sign. We thought with a grin to share it with you. Splash Parked Closed!?! So instead of a Splash, we went sledding instead. Several inches of snow arrived this week to our delight! Are you a […]

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