Friday, October 31, 2008

A Different Mountain Home


Crazy Japanese stilt house. Apparently, the reason for this is that the snow gets high enough every winter to rise to the bottom of the first floor. Crazy. Enjoy, jon

Thursday, October 30, 2008



A sort of combination between ATM, payday loan shop, and a loan shark. Charging outrageous interest and tied to the Yakuza, I wouldn't suggest making a Pu-ro-mi-tsu. Enjoy, jon

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Dream Home Colorado


On the eighteenth hole of a golf course about two miles from my brother and ten miles to the resort. Enjoy, jon

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Iowa Vista


A drainage pond. A highway. What a wonderful highway vista. A broken trailer forced me to stop, it was a giant pain. But, a pretty vista. Enjoy, jon

Monday, October 27, 2008

Forgot What this Was


It was in Quebecqua, looks important. Can't remember what it was. Or, what it is, I hope. It would be sad if its gone. Enjoy, jon

Friday, October 24, 2008

Sneak Attack Photography


The best kind. I don't know these married buddies of mine like this shot, but I do. So they have to deal with it. I believe I took this about a month before they got married. With the impending doom of being stuck in Milwaukee together, I was showing them some of my favorite parks to help them cope. Enjoy, jon

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bus Stop


The same bus stop I waited at for two years to go to school. Every morning. Well, every weekday morning, that wasn't a Friday, or during breaks in school. Otherwise, every day. Summer school and "Winterim" alike. So, to get a picture I liked from there was rather amazing. Usually one habituates to such situations, until you can no longer see the beauty that surrounds you. Enjoy, jon

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Random Overlooks


From outside of one of the MSOE buildings I found a very nice overlook down a wide boulevard. During my wanderings about the city I find such overlooks. Some are more panaramic, some are long views down streets, and some are low wide views over an empty lot. In any event, they are great to find, and better to shoot. Enjoy, jon

Monday, October 20, 2008

Already Breaking Strategy


Whatever, its my blog. From the top of the stairs I could see this monster of a fish at Discovery World's basement aquarium. Logan was busy checking out the little fish, and I had some trouble getting his attention. Until I told him about the Logan sized fish. Which he then interpreted as this being a "Logan Fish". After they got acquainted with each other I acquiesced and decided that this indeed is a "Logan Fish". Enjoy, jon

Friday, October 17, 2008

Burns Commons


Over on Ogden and Prospect. I used to live right up the street using the commons for various Scrabble outings. Now I live near a coffee shop where I play Scrabble. Some things may change, but many things stay the same. Enjoy, jon

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New Strategy

rail perspective

The new strategy is to cruise through the backlog of years past before I get to new stuff. This is mostly to keep everything in order so that I don't spend fifteen minutes trying to remember if I posted a picture or not. This, though admittedly lazy, has a side benefit to you, yes you, the reader. You will, eventually, get more up to date knowledge of my goings abouts. And what could be better than that? Enjoy, jon

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wilmette Race Week


Over my hiatus I have had bouts of no Internet, a new semester, a new work schedule, and a complete reformatting of my computer. Part of the reformatting was to lose all my carefully organized pre-sets for this here blog. I hope that my first round back after the break stuff looks right. Otherwise in my never ending anal-retentiveness I will have to redo it all. Enjoy, jon

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Lilac Bloom


Ah, yes. The lilac bush. Tree? No, bush. Definitely bush. That's my other brother's house in the background. He actually called me to see if I wanted to take pictures of his bloomin' bush. I took him up and have a nice little series. Enjoy, jon

Monday, October 13, 2008

It Survived


The camera that is. Though a later race would claim it from me. Being a race, I rarely if ever get a shot off. This is one rare and glorious case. Well, maybe not glorious, it looks like it was a light air drifter. Enjoy, jon

Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Statue Like Brother

Matt in steeps

Well, my more than one month break from the blog is finally over.  I'm sure that I have eroded any remnants of a readership. But, hey.  These things happen.  Enjoy, jon