Saturday, October 31, 2009

That's More Than Three


Most certainly more than three trillium.  All just sayin' hi, and have a good summer.  Till next spring!  Which is much sooner now than when I took this picture.  Go figure.

- jon

Friday, October 30, 2009

Oh Yeah.


Dandelions are for wishes.   To be blown away in whimsy normally reserved for birthday's.  Speaking of birthdays, Happy Birthday Kat!!!! (it was yesterday, but you get the drift)

- jon

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Then There's Dandellions


Know why they grow so early?  No? I have a theory.  They are a weed.  A noxious, invasive weed that ruins lawns and hikes.  What could they possibly be good for?

- jon

Wednesday, October 28, 2009



Know why it grows so early in the spring?  No, I'll tell you.  Because it is so low to the ground, it gets heat from the rotting dirt below.  Taller plant, i.e. trees, are still exposed to late night frost.  That means they cannot bud and leaf as soon.  This gives the low growing trillium a short window to grow, bud, bloom, and seed.  Wow.

- jon

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Future Ahead


A long path to follow from when you're four.  I'm just going to stop here and say how much I enjoy this picture.  Most of these are 50%-70% loved.  All appreciated, but very few totally loved.  This one rises rather high.  It has the right feel, the right winding road.  Just makes me smile every time it comes up. Thanks Logan.

- jon

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sage Advice


At least that's what they look like they are doing.  Contemplation, consideration, constipation?

- jon

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Don't Go


Everyone stop.  Everyone.  All ways.  That means you.  Stop.  Smell the roses?  Wrong time of year.  Did you wear deodorant this morning?  Ok.  Smell that.  Mmm.  Smells good, don't it.  That's right, stop and smell the deodorant. 

- jon

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Old Train Bridge


An old swing bridge station.  Tracks covered in grass.  Ties stacked up outside, discarded from tearing the railroad out.  Windows boarded up, the glass long broken out of each fenestration.    A bridge meant to swing, that hasn't danced in a long time.  It's the sad end of the great American railroad. 

- jon

Monday, October 19, 2009

Now for Something Completely Different


Not entirely completely different.  That would be a painting, or a movie, or a poem, maybe a haiku.  Of course, those are all still in the realm of things on a blog.  What about a cheesecake.  Not a picture, but a real one.  Suddenly bursting out of your computer onto your keyboard.  Maybe even your face. That's it, a key lime pie.  Something completely different would be a key lime pie slamming into your face clown style as you sit in a cube.  I'll get on that for tomorrow.

- jon

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

And... We're Back


Holy shit!  He's 70+ feet up there!  Don't drop him, we need new running rigging!

- jon

Friday, October 16, 2009

Puppy Break!!!!




- jon

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Owner Up the Spar!


Which is a lot more entertaining sentiment if you know what that means. 

- jon

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Street Art


Doesn't quite rise to graffiti.  The general consensus seems to be lightposts are fair game.  But, only if they are wooden.  They paint over the metal ones.  Bastards.

- jon

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I Missed It


And it was probably a good show too.  Damn.  If I liked going to concerts this would have been a good one.  I'm assuming, I really don't know, I missed it.

- jon

Monday, October 12, 2009

Evening Color


Evening color makes everything pretty.  Even some random shade shop sign.  I do really enjoy the name Erv.  When's the last time you've meet an Erv?  Come to think of it, I don't think I ever have.  Erv could be a friend I've missed, an enemy to be defeated, an acquaintance I tolerate for social reasons.  Shall I never know this mystical Erv?  Shall I never know the kinship/animosity/indifference of our apparently not-fated crossing? Where are you Erv?  Where?

- jon

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pleasant Surprise


Most of the time I look at that tiny little LCD screen on the back of the camera and I say "that's the one" and move on.  Move on with this false confidence that I snagged the perfect shot.  Only to come home, look at it on a bigger screen and think, "damn".  Either its slightly out of focus, or moving too fast for my shutter speed.  However, I thought this shot was trash, only to sort of come to like it over time.  How pleasant.

- jon

Saturday, October 10, 2009



Oh, extinguisher. Thanks Kat, I really thought that said "Fire Extension".  I suppose it makes sense to let everyone on the outside know where the fire extinguisher is.  Heaven forbid I storm into a burning building to save a kitten and don't know.

- jon

Friday, October 9, 2009

Geometric Precursor


Repeating patterns, a photographer's favorite.  This is just a precursor to our recent trip to Chicago.  But, before then there is graduation, the smokies, the mammoth caves, a couple of walks and everything in between the now of this picture and the now of today.

- jon

Thursday, October 8, 2009



An oft shot museum.  The crown jewel of our glorious lakefront.  Completely out of place next to the war memorial.  Personally, I like an aspirational city.  A city that has a healthy fear of the future.  Sometimes I fault the city for thinking Calatrava would do for Milwaukee what Ghery did for Balboa.  But, if you ain't tryin' you must be dyin'

- jon

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


I really enjoy the various signage about town. Some seem so purposeless, some too utilitarian, and some funny. I didn't see a door behind this sign, and for the life of me couldn't figure out wher the stairway was. Further, it reminds me of the dramatically more intersting "stairway to heaven". How anticlimatic would that be... you kick the bucket and all you see is a sign "stairay to roof".

- jon