Wednesday, August 13, 2008
A Madison night person experiences the early morning light down at Lake Wingra
As a confirmed night person who never gets enough sleep, early morning is mostly a stranger to me, but the light looked so lovely this morning I uncharacteristically hopped on my bike, DSLR dangling my neck, and pedaled down to Lake Wingra to see what the lake looked like. It's Madison's smallest body of water, but also the most serene, surrounded by enough green space that it's often easy to forget that you're in the heart of the city. That was the case this morning. A hint of morning mist still blanketed the lake. The water reflected the hues of summer, but there was also a hint of approaching autumn in the air, probably triggered by the Canada Goose taking off as if it were heading south -- instead of, as seems more likely, being one of those fat and happy locals who stays in Madison year-round. It was worth the trip. For a moment, all was right with the world.