Saturday, August 22, 2009

I could walk forever on the amazing cordwalk at Kohler-Andrae State Park

I Could Walk Forever on the Amazing Cordwalk at Kohler-Andrae
Not only is the juncture of sky and water and dunes at Kohler-Andrae hauntingly beautiful and moody in all kinds of light and weather, but the miles of cordwalk trails provide the most beneficial form of exercise I know. Each wooden slat sits on the sand at a slightly different angle, so with each step, you're exercising a slightly different muscle group. The effect is like a whole body massage. We walked for hours, and when we finished, we felt great and were all ready to start over, except that we were hungry and it would soon be dark.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I think this is a cool cover, but of course I'm biased

I Think This Is a Cool Cover, but Of Course I'm Biased
The Isthmus Annual Manual, that invaluable supplement to our local alternative weekly about what to do and see (and eat) in Madison hit the newsstand today and I took the liberty of picking up a few. That's my photo of the Capitol dome on the cover, with several other of my photos inside.

The jaws of progress take a bite out of our street, the better to replace the infrastructure

The Big Dig: Our Street Gets a Makeover
It's summer in Madison, so it's time for work on (and under) the streets, replacing the Depression-era sewer lines and water mains and then repaving the street and putting in new curbs and gutters. Final it's our turn on our street. The big equipment moved in Monday, ready for action. There was a slight delay when they realized they would have to briefly turn off water to Edgewood College to proceed and had to give them notice, but yesterday they started to dig in earnest. As I'll continue to be surrounded by photo ops the next couple months, I'll probably continue uploading the occasional photo to this Flickr set now and then.