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Those days when it’s 90 degrees in the shade and you’re thankful for the clouds. I never appreciated cloudy days until I worked at a farm. Those were the beautiful days when you were relieved to “harvest minerals” – also known as picking rocks. Clouds are also important for art and beauty; sunsets without a few clouds are less spectacular. We all need a little shade in our lives. Canoeing the Wisconsin River with @countyist , @joon.y.kim on the left @concentriq In the kayak to the right. . . . . . #wisconsin #clouds #canoeing #camping #river #pretty #summer #paddling #beer #philosophy
A view of Lake Michigan as the sun goes down behind me in Milwaukee. I enjoyed how this one tree on the right was getting a last sliver of light. It’s a ok picture, fine for a phone. I’ve got a DSLR I’ve really got to learn how to use properly. I think that’s something I’m going to focus on this summer while I’ve got access to Lynda.com through school.
Well I hope you’re not yet sick of my Lake Michigan pictures, because it’s only January and we have a few more months of gorgeous winter icecano shoreline. This is one of about three dozen pictures I took from this vantage point. I knew instantly that this was my favorite by how the waves look like they’re taking a bite out of the icy shoreline while winking at you. The Great Lakes are pretty incredible, I’m fortunate to gaze upon them often.
The Lake Michigan shore this morning. It’s been cold in Milwaukee, and icecanos are developing above the beach. Should continue to be a lovely season with lots of opportunities for Great Lakes nature photography.
My friend Andy at Rustoration Cycles spent some time with me making this bike run and ride pretty nice. It still needs a chain, some side covers so I don’t rip out the wiring while kicking it, and a few other things. 35 miles an hour can feel surprisingly fast – and fun – when a bike that makes you pay attention and work for every little bit. Makes the morning commute feel like a little more of an adventure. Still not sure what to name it. Any suggestions? How about Chainsaw Symphony? Taking a brief ride around the city a song kept playing through my head:
with the sound
of two stroke.
A day alongside Milwaukee’s the Lake Michigan shoreline.