Fiery leaf tips

October 19th, 2014

Leaf in the process of changing colors

Everywhere you look in southern Wisconsin right now, you see blazing color.

Follow the yellow leaf road

October 14th, 2014

Winding road surrounded by yellow maple trees

While visiting Governor Dodge State Park last weekend, I came across a road surrounded by yellow maple trees, and perfectly illuminated by the late afternoon sun.

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Autumn over Blue Mound

October 11th, 2014


From atop the east tower at Blue Mound State Park.

Under a changing canopy

October 9th, 2014

View from beneath autumn Maple Trees

The Varsity

October 6th, 2014

This past weekend, for the first time in 44 years, there was passenger rail service between Chicago and Madison. Named after the Milwaukee Road’s “Varsity” that ran the same route back in the day, this was a special excursion train run to coincide with the Wisconsin-Northwestern football game in Evanston Illinois.

Iowa Pacific locomotive 515 heads the train

I went downtown to see the train off on Sunday, and was greeted by two E8 locomotives and passenger cars painted in gorgeous colors, under a beautiful blue sky.

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Autumn tree line

October 3rd, 2014


Reaching for the sun

September 30th, 2014

Tall prairie grass, bending toward the shining sun