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

Walk, Wind, Ski and the Snow

As a troupe of seasoned British comedians would say, “And now for something completely different…” in this case, snow! We put so much energy into wishing for winter precipitation in November and December, and here we’ve got it, we really do. Two feet is plenty, thanks. Wouldn’t mind passing a bit along to our friends […]

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Nature, photography

Sparkles Gallup Across the Snow

I’ve talked a lot about wanting more snow. The heavens listened; we have 8 inches of fluffy new drifts. For a visual, I have the black and white square version and the color. After a snowstorm, does photo color make a difference? What have you been up to? SquareUp is photo fun hosted by Becky […]

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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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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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