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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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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Gardening, Nature, photography

Autumn Promenade Part 1

Ever feel like you’re under quarantine, stuck indoors? I’ve had that distinct feeling recently. When I do get out, I take lots of photos to remind me of what the world looks like. There is so much beauty in nature. Happy to see you here at Fake Flamenco. Let’s walk again on Thursday.  ¡Olé! –Rebecca

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Nature, photography

Why Do They Call it Fall?

In the United States, we have an odd habit (well, at least one). In late September we start talking about Fall. That’s our descriptive word for the change of seasons. For us, the word Autumn is considered stuffy, overly formal, or poetic. Meanwhile in Britain, Autumn is the preferred word for the third season of […]

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