When it Rains
When it rains,
the colors seem to proclaim,
but there's no one around,
to enjoy the colorful grounds.
Visions of Spring - Full Bloom
In the span of 48 hours my front yard tree exploded into full bloom! A warm day really brought out the beauty!
How to Start a Public Debate
This statue was recently placed on the La Crosse City Hall grounds... It has created all sorts of conversation as to whether to even have it... It's called "Hatched Baby" by Wolfgang Auer from Friedberg Germany. Made from fiberglass, pigment, wood and resin.
There is a plaque stating ..."Hatched Baby is a nine-foot tall royal blue infant poking its head out of a cracked white egg. Artist Auer has made a series of Blue Babies with they same distinct blue skin, wide curious eyes, fully grown teeth, and monumental size. Wolfgang Auer, a Friedberg, Germany-based artist, made public works of art in the form of bronze sculptures and fountains until 2007, the year his daughter was born. The artist credits his daughter's as the inspiration to alter the subject matter and style of his creations:the pieces created after his daughter birth modeled after her and have to do with the anxieties that Auer associates with parenthood. "
My opinion is I don't like it. It's too weird.
Visions of Spring-Hints of Japanese
The La Crosse Friendship Garden is beginning to bloom.
Visions of Spring - Of Vines and Trellises
A trellis collecting it greenry
Visions of Spring
Finally the front yard crab apple tree showing it's colors.
Approaching a hard left 90 degree turn the riders lean and dive into the corner. Interesting to see how each rider is preparing himself to tackle the turn. They all have their eyes locked on the turn and depending where they are in proximity to the turn the degree of lean is in progress. This is a fun event to watch and one of the most remarkable sensations while watching is how quiet the race is... There is very little noise as the riders pass... The slight downhill pitch into the turn ramps up the speed a bit. I say they are approaching 30 mph here at the apex of the turn. But I sure wouldn't want to be involved in a crack up... Can you say road rash and worse.
2018 Bike Criterium at La Crosse, WI.
The Thick of It
I found this densely populated birch tree grove on a Friday evening hike.
All That Glitters
All that glitters isn't gold,
but when the common transforms,
by light that reforms,
wouldn't beauty be bold?
to occupy a tiny space,
and radiate about splendor,
in it's unique place,
it's a blessing from it's Sender,
even with the simple there is complex,
beauty can be that way,
it engenders an universal reflex,
that illumines any time of day.
Locked in the bonds and pressure of time,
forsaken by human kind,
remnants of uses of wind,
soon another morning to begin,
yet still standing there in silent homage,
a witness to history's turned page,
now a lapsed era's icon,
we remember a time and place bygone.