Nature, photography

New Lake Monona Ice Fishing Village

The daytime fishing village was beginning to close as I drove home near sunset. When I’d dashed off on my errand there had been three times as many fishing tents on the ice. Next time I’ll catch it at full occupancy! How can I call myself a Midwestern woman when I’ve only fished through ice […]

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food, Humor, photography

Shall We Sit Indoors or Out?

This week in the United States wasn’t so funny. So here is a sight that made me laugh when I was buying cupcakes for Eagle’s birthday last week. Do you prefer indoor or outdoor dining today? Check out Debbie and Friends’ great pics at Six Word Saturday. 6WS #SixWordSaturday

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Humor, photography

Fa La Merry Grinchmas to You!

We like to tour the city in December and find the most busily decorated house. We head to the sparkly side of town to observe the lights, snow people, garlands, wreaths, and… the unexpected. See if you can find the snow person in the tree, Rudolph on a bicycle, and the Grinch (hard to miss […]

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Gardening, Nature, photography

The Snow We Sought Arrived Today!

Dear Readers, we have some winter excitement here in Madison! Beginning Friday afternoon and continuing overnight into Saturday, we have our first good snow of the season. As I write this, I’m listening to the familiar sound of metal scraping pavement, a Ford truck snowplow is clearing the snow from the apartment parking lot across […]

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Nature, photography

When the Sun Sets at 4:25

It’s Six Word Saturday, I may be stretching the rules by using numerals. In November and December, our days are quite short in Madison; from a bit after 7 am to 4:25 pm (16:25)! That contrasts with June, when we have from 5:20 am to 8:40 pm (20:40). Last weekend when we started a hike […]

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