Tree Huggers Anonymous
I encountered a curious sight the other day a tree blanket of pot holders stitched together and wrapped around a tree trunk. I could only surmise that Tree Huggers Anonymous, La Crosse Chapter, didn't like the abrasiveness of the bark on this tree. :)
An Ode To Wonder
such a dramatic beginning to a morn,
a vision as if an ode to wonder,
and it's only a very tiny tree,
it's surely a scene to ponder,
and behind the limbs a sky is adorned,
such colors aloft so free,
time is short to really see,
as the colors are fast to fade,
but in these moments such beauty,
which has such power to persuade!
A clear starry night and dramatic lighting from the street lamp below and the lighted tower make for a symbolic photo.
This is the newly restored bell tower and the Cross of Christ Episcopal Church in downtown La Crosse.
In the summer this little cove functions as a beach for a local campground. In the winter it is a nice leading line to the tree line and sunset beyond.
The sound of water over the spillway that separates Lake Onalaska above, and Round Lake below is very fascinating... It's not thunderous loud nor is it too soft to not notice, but it certainly dominates the senses..
Ice being pressured, by winds, current or both, against the French Island earth dam forms into these shards. How they take on these geometric forms is a compelling question to me.
Took this last January on a rather cold day.. This barn is sadly deteriorating. After the archaeological dig through the buried treasures of my dingy computer the image seem to gain a more favorable value.. I have to admit this scene to me now has a magnetic appeal. Time plus pressure yields diamonds? Well, maybe it's reached the lump of coal stage. Ha Ha.
Abandoned Streets to Patrol
Christmas morning there were few souls,
about so I tired a street photography goal,
with a fresh dusting of snow,
and near abandoned streets to patrol,
street lights still casting their light,
a quiet town, a cool morning, seemed just about right,
to capture street photography and it's charms,
and no trouble from blinking red light alarms,
it was something different for these city scapes,
it was an hour of get out of the house escape.
Winter can have many moods subdued,
especially Christmas morning and industry doesn't rule.
When up is down and down is up... There's this bridge within freezing waters.
Some murals are hard to like, but I like this colorful mural along a side of a building... Tastefully done!