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

I-Cycle You-Cycle We-Cycle

Nature is a recycler, first and foremost; she would not want this wonderful water to go to waste. The icicles melt in the sun and become nourishment for spring flowers in the garden beds below. Fake Flamenco may look icy this time of year, but we’re really warm at heart. ¡Olé! –Rebecca Check out Debbie […]

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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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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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