Saturday, May 26, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The above photo was taken on the way up to Granddad's Bluff point, off the right side of the road. It's looking north towards Onalaska, Wisconsin, and westward to Minnesota. You can see parts of both the Black River and the Mississippi River in the distance. It had rained earlier in the day and was still very warm so there was a misty haze illuminated by the sunset.
The image below was taken from the top of Granddad's (where the telescopic view finders are) and it also looks northwest, but with a closer focus. The marsh at the bottom of the picture is part of the La Crosse River flowage, which goes through Myrick Park, and eventually meets up with the Mississippi River in downtown La Crosse.
Click each one to see the enlarged images. These seem quite appropriate for Skywatch Friday!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
I'll post a few more panoramic sunset views tomorrow.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
While visiting my old hometown, La Crosse, Wisconsin, a few weeks ago, I finally had a chance to drive up to Grandad's Bluff. Bliss Road, the winding road leading up to the top, has washed out & crumbled over the past few years, and they finally have it (permanently?) repaired. The visitor area at the top has been remodeled with a new shelter house, bathrooms, safety fencing, and robotic telescopic view finders - which as you see from the photo, are reminiscent of something out of the movie "Wall-E" !
I will post more vista views over the next few days.
Monday, May 14, 2012
When I first heard Casey's story, I recalled that a half-dozen years earlier - after the untimely death of Christopher Reeve's wife, Dana - I had donated to the Christopher Reeve Foundation. One of the perks I received was a cool "Superman" dog-tag necklace. I thought it was time to give it a new home with Casey - someone who possesses the true spirit and determination of a Superman! (He's wearing it, above.)
Saturday, May 12, 2012
At the end of April, I received a coupon for a "free lunch" at the Chocolate Factory from our insurance agent. It's a cute little restaurant across from Pewaukee Lake. The neat thing is that my husband - whose birthday is 12 days after mine - received one, too. Of course, there is no such thing as a free lunch... they were really just worth $2 each. Still - it was nice to go out on a date for a sub, some fries, and a little home-made ice cream for dessert!
Friday, May 4, 2012
These contrails aren't really that unusual, but it still amazes me every time I see them. I'm always wondering just how close they really are as they pass over and under each other headed in opposite directions. If you click to enlarge the photo, you can also just barely see the crescent moon near the top left-hand of the "x".
See other SkyWatch Friday entries here.