Category Archives: While Walking

Sunset Shoes Eye Candy (Saturday)

One more photo from my sunset walk along the marsh.

Today’s the final Nutcracker ballet performance for the girls. I’ll be helping them with rather different shoes than these today!

Late Fall Eye Candy Sunset

I promised you the spectacular sight that met my eyes when I turned around, on my walk through the marsh Sunday night.  As I faced east to the bluffs, there were just pink clouds floating.  But when I looked back over my left shoulder to the west, where the sun was already down (and I had already seen and photographed this sky,

and thought the sunset show was about over):

The sky suddenly lit up.

And by the moment, started to blaze with more and more intensity.

About a quarter mile north of this spot is the La Crosse River. (In between are some singularly unphotogenic power lines and poles.)  I ran.

And was rewarded.

(Click to embiggen if you wish.)

My fingers were going numb from the icy wind (and no gloves), but I felt as though I were in the heart of a fire.

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and then it was gone.

November Walk Eye Candy Friday

A sunny though brisk November day, after a mild fall. The dusting of snow we got yesterday has melted. But winter is looming. The sun no longer gets high in the sky, at our Northern latitudes.

(the above picture was not long after noon)

Still, the birds were busy in the short day’s sunshine. I saw a number: wrens, finches, these black flocking birds that I have never identified, and a chilly robin.

Not color-enhanced, the sky really is that blue today.

The garden is mostly shades of grey and brown, but there’s still a little color in it.

It is November, though. Soon, all will be asleep, under a comforter of snow, and dreaming of next spring.

Ephemeral Eye(ce) Candy Friday

Here at dawn yesterday as I walked to work.  (Click to embiggen if you like.)

dawn-ice

Gone by the 50-degree-F afternoon.

Maybe spring is coming, after all.