At the Mad City Model Railroad show last weekend, there was an N-scale layout that featured an excellent model of the Chicago & North Western Railway’s lakefront station in Milwaukee. It was created by modelers of Midwest Modutrak, and they deservedly won the award for best layout of the show.Continue reading C&NW Lakefront Station in miniature
When you’re on top of Gibraltar Rock, the scenic views just beg for a panorama.Continue reading Gibraltar panorama
What do you do on a beautiful winter day? Get out the snowshoes, and take a hike!Continue reading Winter hike
A photograph I did not take, of a bald eagle flying over downtown Madison.
I was waiting at a stoplight on University Avenue this morning, when a large bird in the sky caught my eye. The dark wings and torso with white head and tail feathers were unmistakable. It was a bald eagle flying over downtown Madison. A sign that today is going to be a good day.
It’s been reported that the number of bald eagle nests in Wisconsin have broken records the past few years. They’re becoming more common here in southern Wisconsin, and there have been a number of confirmed nests in the Madison area. It’s getting close to the time of the year when eagles begin nesting. Maybe the eagle I saw today was searching for a suitable spot to raise its young?
While out on a late afternoon photo walk, I was struck by the quick changing cirrus clouds, moving to the song of strong winds high in the atmosphere. This sequence was taken within the span of just under a minute.Continue reading Dance of the cirrus clouds