I reckon I better put up some more pics …

23 Feb

… folks have been coming by and I've got nothing new to interest them, soooo …

First. I've GOTTA put up this one, 'specially for Zaphira … It's from May of '06, and … well, it's a tad noisy, but I think she'll forgive me.

I hope.

Strictly a grab shot; I was lucky to get it.

Here are some more dusk-type shots, with lots of clouds, usually …

More of Lake Michigan at sunnset, looking east:

And some others …

Where the dawn comes up like thunder, eh?

Dawn on the cat-tails.

A pond at dusk …

Odd that there should be so little ice in February, but that's how it was. I think the colour effects seen looking AWAY from the sunset are fascinating …

Dusk … from inside a carpark structure.

I reckon that's enough for today … tell me when to stop.

Cheers …


Posted by on February 23, 2009 in Uncategorized


16 responses to “I reckon I better put up some more pics …

  1. PainterWoman

    February 23, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Another great bunch of photos DW. The cat eyes in the window is a great, one in a million shot.

  2. derWandersmann

    February 23, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    All I did was to remove the cottonwood stuff from the screen and punch the eyes up a little. He was a lovely black cat, living in the building where my son was at the time.

  3. Zephirine

    February 23, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    "when to stop"???? Please, :no: don't stop, so beautiful photos!! Your American lakes are almost bigger than my Adriatic Sea!! :lol:But those eyes in the first photo… have you edited it?? :confused:

  4. PainterWoman

    February 23, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Oh, and I agree, please don't stop! You always have wonderful photos.

  5. derWandersmann

    February 23, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Well, all the Great Lakes together ARE bigger than your Adriatic … the Adriatic is something on the close order of 60,000 mi² (160,000 km²), and the Great Lakes system in toto covers about 94,000 mi² (244,000 km²).But Lake Michigan by itself is about a third of the size of the Adriatic, at around 22,400 Mi² (58,016 km²). It's plenty big enough, though, especially when Mother Nature decides she's going to throw a fit. Hoo, boy! Then you watch out! If you've got a map in front of you, Lake Michigan is the one that looks like a big zuccini, with a few leaves at the top. The leaves are Green Bay, with the city of the same name at the southern end. Milwaukee (my area) is down at the southern end, about 90-100 miles up from the very farthest south. It's about 90 miles north of Chicago, of gangster, crooked politics, and Barack Obama fame … oh … and for those who care, the home of Studs Terkel, author of Working. But up here in Wisconsin, our literary genius is August Derleth, a sci-fi writer, and the re-publisher of the works of H.P.Lovecraft … he wrote a few stories in the Cthulhu Mythos, himself. I live about 3 miles from the Lake, south of Milwaukee. As for big … a pornographer friend from Colorado came to visit, and was taken over to see it. Her entire experience of the word "Lake" was totally changed forever! It's some 35 – 40 miles across at this point, and one cannot see the other side unless one is in the top floor of a very tall building.And how I go on! I reckon that's why old men are called "garrulous".

  6. ricewood

    February 24, 2009 at 2:02 am

    Whoa! Love the cat's eyes!

  7. Zephirine

    February 24, 2009 at 8:02 am

    I know it's big even on a map!! And think my Adriatic is long but not very wide and from my mounts I can see clearly the Croatian's coasts. 🙂

  8. derWandersmann

    February 24, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Precious few mountains of any elevation along the shores of Lake Michigan … hills, of course, but most of them have been kinda ground down by glaciers … except in the "Driftless Area" of SW Wisconsin, which has never been glaciated (Incidentally, it's karst). I love that area, and the Kickapoo River valley (That's an Indian name … the Indians seemed to get a great deal of enjoyment from going about and naming things with names that seem fit for comic books … it's probably a form of humour, a joke on outsiders, the way cricket is in England or sheepshead is in Germany) … it's very scenic, and a place where many old Hippies moved in the '60s and '70s and set up agrarian enterprises. They're still there, old now, of course, but still there.

  9. Zephirine

    February 24, 2009 at 11:02 am

    And what are they waiting for?? 😀

  10. derWandersmann

    February 24, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Not waiting … living.

  11. Zephirine

    February 24, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    So, they've found the promise land! 🙂

  12. derWandersmann

    February 24, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Yep! It's a lovely area, quite unspoiled (for Wisconsin). They seem to be happy counterculture capitalists.

  13. Zaphira

    February 25, 2009 at 12:02 am

    A photo for me! I feel pampered! :happy:I love the other shots as well, but the eye photo is the best, of course!Thank you so much – it is much appreciated!

  14. ste-ven

    May 26, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Wow great photos :yes:

  15. derWandersmann

    June 1, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Originally posted by Zaphira:

    A photo for me! I feel pampered!


  16. Zaphira

    June 1, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Very hyggelig indeed. :happy:


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