Monday, February 21, 2011

Civil War Ladies

This summer I went to a Civil War Re-Enactment. And I drew these ladies. They had the most wonderful dresses, and just once or twice gave a kind of a time warp effect. I knew it was 21st century, but sometimes that fell away just a little, with a delightful and eerie result.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Big Turkey

One nice turkey. I was afraid the coyotes had eaten him during the recent blizzard, but no, him and his buddy were back for more food the other day. Gosh, pictures don't do him justice, he is really beautiful in the morning sun. I passed my hunting course this year so I can buy a license to kill him, and his relatives too, except now I don't want to. I am going to wind up being a vegetarian if this trend doesn't stop. You can see the beard of feathers hanging down that marks him as a male.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Dog sledding pt.2, the cast of characters

They are all good dogs.

Dog Sledding

One of the perks of blizzards is lots of snow. And one of the perks of snow is dog sledding.It is such fun. I am taking my first ride on a dog sled through a county park. Eight dogs, one musher and me. A lot of fun!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

The Blizzard of the Month

This a picture of a man engaging in the the Wisconsin state sport of "Snowblowing in a Blizzard." In this sport, participants go out in 50 mile an hour winds and dense snowfall to battle the elements for control of the sidewalk. Its is a contest between man and the primal forces of nature reminding us that we are not called "Cheeseheads" for nothing.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Here Turkey, turkey, turkey

Here are two wild Tom Turkeys that came in from the woods for brunch. You can tell they are males because they have a tuft of long feathers hanging down from their fronts and the fact that they seem to defy gravity and walk at a 90 degree angle to the rest of us. This is why they are so much fun to hunt. All this courtesy of my new iPhone which I happened to hold in the wrong position.... ahhh phooey.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Its Spring!

I found these in a garden center, nestled in the Astilbe.