Last Sunset of Summer
I was out on a nice cool evening to enjoy the last sunset of summer
could the light be singing a melody?
on a scale of a picturesque harmony,
resonating around the trees standing tall,
on a crest of a hill on the cusp of fall,
grasses lite with a gentle light caress,
a scene so full of a measure of rest,
then the wind conducting a random rhythm,
bending blades in time with a gentle breeze,
the whole result is a beauty given,
and a sight for eyes to please.
Eye Catching Sculpture
This is another viewpoint of this fine work of art at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital campus..To my eye it sure has a mesmerizing appeal.
Gundersen Lutheran Health Systems recently built a new addition to their hospital (about three years ago) .. $200 million addition. This is just a small sample view if the project which was quite the capital improvement campaign... They also have built turbines near Cashton, WI... about 30 miles east of La Crosse.. These turbines create enough energy which is put back into the electrical grid to zero sum the energy consumption of the hospital campus.
In maneuvering about to get this photo I was standing on the lawn... to my surprise the sprinkler system erupted and I got pretty wet. Ha Ha.. Was I trespassing where I wasn't suppose to be? Who knows. I didn't see no stinking signs..;). What are lawns for anyway?.... Hey at least it wasn't a snake bite..;)
Gundersen Lutheran Hospital Sculpture
Gundersen Lutheren Health systems new campus displays all sorts of art work. Particularly on the interior of the hospital.. Lots of photography. This sculpture on hospital grounds is a stunning display of modern sculptural art. It sits in a circular patio in the center and in the evenings casts blue light patterns in 360 degrees along the concrete surface.
Taking a Breather
Both photographer and butterfly finally found a brief moment of rest in their pursuits... This guy must have either been on either a "sugar" high or couldn't make up his mind over which gold mine to mine or was adamant about me being in his space..eventually our two purposes found common ground.
East Bound West Bound
The contrasting ingenuity between two generations of bridges is like the difference between east bound and west bound. Although they both accomplish their intended purpose I find it hard to say which I admire more.
The Charmant Hotel
An impressive sky and gleaming lights really augmented the Charmant Hotel a couple of evenings ago.
The Great River Landing
Onalaska Wisconsin's newly completed information center and trailhead for biking trails. The building also serves as a great community gathering place to hangout and enjoy the view of the river.. Below the structure are active dual railroad tracks that runs north and south. The architects played up that theme by designing a train station styled structure... Very nicely done addition for the Onalaska community.
Shine on wonder flower,
your beauty carries a power,
to impress and proclaim,
an impressive rule in your reign.
1/6 second, F4.0, ISO 400