I Absolutely love hazelnuts and have wanted to try baking with hazelnut flour for about forever, but I’ve always held off on it as the stuff is OMFG expensive. Anyway, I took the plunge and bought a couple pounds of the stuff last week and used it for the first time today mixed 50/50 withContinue reading “Hazelnut Flour”
That’s Schofield Hall on the University Of Wisconsin at Eau Claire campus hiding in the trees. It’s named for the first President of the University, Harvey Schofield. The building was designed by the architects Van Ryn & Degelleke. Built in 1914 it was the first building on the campus. Today Schofield Hall houses administrative offices.
I have scads of version of this same shot. Lots of different foot bridges and treatments, but the basic shot is one I seem to never grow tired of.
Despite having taken a couple botany classes in college and this bit of a plant having a common enough name, I had to go back and look it up. College was a long time ago. 😊 The usual advise on sharing photos is to only show your best. It’s not a bit of advise thatContinue reading “Receptacle/ Don’t Take The Advice”
It was an absolutely beautiful day today and rather warm for February in Wisconsin. I feel lucky that I got to spend some time outside and get some sun on my face.
I’ve always wondered about the steeple on this church in Eau Claire’s Randle Park Neighborhood. It looks like they plucked it off another church or maybe got it at an estate sale. I finally got around to doing a little digging around about it tonight and turns out that originally there was a dome whereContinue reading “Always Wondered About That Steeple”
Up until the Polar Vortex hit us we’d had a freakishly warm winter and no river ice, which is a two-fold bummer for me as the coming of river ice generally means wintering Bald Eagles are easier to see as they gather at places where there are openings in the river ice and because IContinue reading “Finally Got Some Ice On The River”
I don’t remember what the temperature was on the day I took this, but I remember it feeling much colder than it really was. It was also dark and overcast that day. I think this photo picks up that cold, dark, and overcast winters day vibe well.
Generally speaking, I’m not one for overcast winter days. But, this winter has been super overcast and I’m rather enjoying “finding the photo” that’s hidden in my very low contrast, low/flat colored surroundings.
I took this the other day while walking to the library to pickup a book. And people wonder why I don’t drive very often… Once you start to see all the beauty you miss while riding in a car it become quite hard to convince yourself to get back in your car.