Saturday, March 10, 2012
Or any time of year, for that matter. In optics, the pattern of rays and bright lines in the shadow of the glass is called a caustic. The word comes from the Greek word for "burnt," and derives from the observation, as far back as the Greeks, that sunlight focused to a point by glass or other curved, transparent surface can burn.
Thursday, March 08, 2012
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Looking back at last Friday's modest little snow, now that the rain is washing it all away. This was in Wingra Park. It's all gone now.
Ho-Nee-Um Pond, University of Wisconsin Arboretum, Madison: Ho-Nee-Um Pond is in that narrow strip of Arboretum that runs between the very busy thoroughfare, Monroe Street, and Lake Wingra. This was was photographed just a few feet away from Arbor Drive, off of Monroe Street.
Sunday, March 04, 2012
For all it red balls and circles and bullseyes, the Hilldale Target store is a rather undistinguished big box on University Ave. next to the Hilldale Shopping Center. But the glass wall on its east facade does offer some striking perspectives -- especially when it's snowing.