UWEC Creek

There’s a short, but rather picturesque, creek that runs through part of the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire campus. It’s officially listed at Little Niagara Creek, but I’ve only ever heard of it being called The Creek.

Today’s pic was taken right at the creek’s outfall into the Chippewa River. This was shot using a Pentax DSLR with a Pentax 50mm macro lens and would you just look at that yummy color and light! I don’t use that lens very often, but I’m going to start using it a lot more as the color and light that come out of it are fairly amaze-balls.

One Day At A Time

The sky’s dark and overcast. The weather’s cold. There’s a pandemic on. Got a friend on chemo. I don’t even want to know what our elected and economic “leaders” are up too…

But, we’ll get though this thing. I’ve got chicken and rice soup on the stove, oatmeal cookies in the oven, and Charles Mingus on the stereo. Right now things are good. Just gotta go from one good thing to the next good thing and one thing at a time, one day at a time, we’ll get though this thing.

Please take care of yourself, your people, and be kind.

Everyday Adventure- Putnam Park

I’m the kind of person that has to get outside and go for a little adventure at least every couple of days or I start to go a little crazy. It doesn’t have to be a big thing, matter of fact it’s doing lots of little things that start at my front door: just close the door, lock it, and walk or bike away and let the adventure begin that I like the most.

It had been a while since I went for a walk though Putnam Park, a 200 or so acre natural area along the south bank of the Chippewa River, so that was todays destination. The river’s running fairly low right now, so there’s a little bit of beach here and there, that’s normally under water, you can walk on. I noticed that I wasn’t the only one taking advantage of the low water, there were quite a few terns and crows hanging out on the sandbars in the river looking to score a fish for lunch.

Here’s few pics from this morning’s walk.

The panoramic setting on my point and shoot camera works quite well.

‘Bout That Time Of the Year

Normally, I like my chocolate dark and bitter (like my soul!). But, there’s something about Christmas time that changes that. Come Christmas time and the special displays in the stores I can’t seem to walk by without grabbing a bar or two of the Cadbury fruit and nut variety. They don’t last very long once I get them home…

Yes, I Actually Live In A City

Based on a lot of the photos I post you could get the impression that I live in the countryside, or maybe a small town. But, I actually live in a city. Eau Claire has a population of about 68K. Outside of the city limits things are rural or small towns, so Eau Claire serves as the commercial and medical hub for a fairly large area around it.

Anyway, for today I thought I’d post a quick snap that shows more of a city view of the city.

Apartments and offices in downtown