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
Happy new year, from the shore of a cold and windy Lake Monona.
Continue reading Last sunset of 2019
Starkweather Creek in Madison.
I love the look of the ornamental grasses this time of year. They make for a beautiful walk through Olbrich Botanical Gardens even during late fall/early winter.
Pretty good sunset over Lake Monona this evening. Although, when the sun goes down at 4:27pm, it seems more appropriate to call it an afternoon sunset.
A quintessential November scene. Bare trees, grey skies, and the sun hanging low. In related news, I’m currently fighting back my inner-animal’s hibernating instinct.
Just a day after the snow melted away this weekend, we got another 3 inches on Monday. I wonder what this unusually snowy (and cold!) autumn says about our winter-to-come?