With my time winding down in Madison, I find myself getting a little more sentimental about the basics of my life here -- the easy (and scenic) bike commutes, the lakes, sports and signs.
May 31, 2006
Intense competition in the first round of the Foosball Championships at work. The fast, experienced hands shown here were expected to win it all, but were upset in the first round. Stunning drama.
Baby Robins in a Nest
May 29, 2006
I had recently noticed a robin busily building a nest ... a few days later I noticed that her small nest had four surprisingly large and hungry babies in it. And we humans think that time flies.
You Know You're In Wisconsin When
May 28, 2006
You know you're in Wisconsin when there is a festival in honour of the brat (bratwurst ... aka sausage) where the whole point of the festival is to try to break the world record for how many brat's are consumed over a single holiday weekend (and raise some money for local charities). The goal? 200,000 brats. Madison's population is somewhere around 220,000. Sweet home Wisconsin.
Wet Garbage, Wet Recycling
May 24, 2006
Obviously it all gets wet sooner or later, but, the garbage and the recycling definitely got wet sooner this time around.
Madison's Yellow Sailboats
May 19, 2006
Surely if you've ever spent any time on or near Lake Mendota's south shore, you've seen these bright yellow boats. I'm not sure if I've ever seen them in the water, but they're still attention grabbers regardless of the season.
Afternoon Paddle on Lake Mendota
May 17, 2006
Earlier in the month I wasn't sure about the semantics, but, this time I'm sure ... this guy was definitely out for a paddle on the lake. And who could blame him on a day like this?
Madison Skyline from Olin Park
May 17, 2006
Blue skies with whispy clouds overhead make for a nice looking Madison skyline.
May 10, 2006
Is it still called paddling when you're in a row boat? Probably not, but, these folks were out for a morning paddle on Lake Mendota on a foggy Wednesday morning.
May 07, 2006
After reaching into her back pocket for some sunflower seeds, this softball player's pants pocket was hanging out. Why do I know this? Because she was blocking my view of the batter, so I had nothing else to look at.
May 06, 2006
Bean ball or wild pitch, I'm not sure. Regardless, the batter was wise to duck and take cover before the pitch could do any damage.
May 04, 2006
Great looking, great smelling, these flowering trees have captivated my senses.
May 02, 2006
This scene is screaming peacefulness to me. The sidewalk could use some love, but, the whole environment just looks so welcoming and comfortable. Spring.
This Could Be
May 02, 2006
A passing moment ... lives criss-crossing on the sidewalk ... will they criss-cross again? What could this be?