The Path of Choice

  Trails of recreation paths of molten black and quarry jewels lined with viridescent birch, oak, evergreen burgundy maple, crimson sumac bodies of blue-green lake and river Lanes of wandering city paths of urban concrete and paint edged with manicured lawns, perennial color nouveau riche grandeur, facades of long ago structures of brick, mortar, steel, glass Roadways of speed racer paths of the fast and serious  hemmed with gravel and shaking grass topography careening by miles of twists, turns, incline,Read more

Abstract Creature

Weekly Photo Challenge: This week, turn the concrete and familiar into something new and mysterious. Concrete or dirt? Evergreen needles or twigs? Pine cones or pebbles or bugs? Human or Creature of the Woods?Read more

The Build of Summer

THIS is the view outside the bedroom patio door. I stood facing the northeast, with a bit of a zoom setting, in order to take this photo. Nice, huh? This used to be a field filled with a farmer’s crop and the daily gathering of geese and sandhill cranes. Not any more. It’s the new Costco, in the building stage, almost in my front yard. This mess started in June with a monumental landscaping, earth-moving project. From there, they movedRead more

The Season of Orange Barrels & Evil Concrete

A friend of mine, who lives near Chicago, posted this on her Facebook page: It’s officially Hell/Summer in Illinois. It’s over 50 degrees and every (#$%^*@$) possible route to work is under construction – even the ‘long way.’ Kill me now. I chuckled to myself. Quite loudly. I’m in the same boat. As soon as the snow melts and the temperatures hit a respectable high in Wisconsin, the proliferation of orange barrels and detours cause drivers to swear over theRead more