It’s Twofer Friday… I misjudged the position of the sun and got down to the Short Street bridge to shoot this later than I should have. Also, I think this will be a better shot in a couple weeks when the sun is a little lower in the sky. It looks a little darker onContinue reading “Sunset On The Chippewa”
Never mind the odd crop; this photo’s a bit of rescue. Even as a rescue, I think it worked out good enough to post. The dimpling on the surface of the river is some sort of huge insect hatch coming off. It always surprises me that things hatch this late in the year.
While I was out tooling around on my bike yesterday I can across a sight that’s becoming more and more common around here: a box at the end of a driveway with an assortment of veggies in it, a price list, and a tin for you to deposit your cash in. I’m not sure whatContinue reading “Cash (and bikes you can carry stuff with) Is King”
Today’s post is just a few quick pics I took on a 20 mile bike ride this morning. I’ve gone by L.L. Phillips Park dozens of times, but never stopped in and poked around. So, this morning I made a concerted effort to get out of bed early enough to get some extra riding inContinue reading “L.L. Phillips County Park”
Not sure which version of the shot I like better.
I guess you could argue that the sunbeam is more on shore than on the water, but I like it either way. You get a lot of these sorts of streams of bright light on blustery days around here and I’m quite fond of them.
A small break in what was otherwise a cloud filled day had midday fall sunlight streaming through this leaf, while most of the rest of the bike path was was in shade. So, of course, I had to stop and grab a couple photos to share.
Didn’t manage to get the camera in time to document it but, the score in my neighborhood is Coopers’ Hawk: 1, Chipmunk: 0. Weird thing is that in 3 years of looking, I’ve never seen a Cooper’s Hawk* in my neighborhood before. *Possibly a Sharp Shinned Hawk, hard to tell from the angle I wasContinue reading “This Post Is For The Birds”
For about 100 years or so the Chippewa River around Eau Claire was a very industrial place. When river levels get very low I like to tool along on my bike looking for the old pilings and bits of concrete and iron that give you hints at the areas past.