My list of the best albums I heard this year, along with some songs from those albums.
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs.
This was my favorite record of the year.
Even Mother Nature gets into the holiday spirit, showing us those Christmas colors. Happy Holidays everyone!
As I was shooting these two photos from the same corner, I imagined a telephone conversation going on while the wind and snow were adding to the frustration.
“Can you bring me an ice scraper? I can’t get in my van.”
Despite my complaints about shoveling snow, I do think winter storms can sure make my neighborhood look magical.
I think Lake Monona is getting into the holiday spirit. Making ornaments from cold air and water.
Mallard ducks (which are very common in Wisconsin) are not as fearful of humans as other wildlife can be.
Being fairly tame, they don’t seem to mind posing for some closeups.
I like to call this time of the year the season of darkness. The hours of daylight are getting shorter and shorter. Everything is gray and brown, and there isn’t any snow on the ground to brighten things up. It’s all a bit depressing. But maybe I need to look at it in a different way. Take away the color, even from a gorgeous sunset, and there is beauty to be seen in the gray.
I should play around with black and white photography more.
The sun is dropping out of the sky way too early these days. I took these pictures of the sun setting over Lake Monona about 4:30 in the afternoon the other day.