Saturday, July 29, 2006

40 Winks Come Hell or High Water

It takes more than a little confidence to continue to nap on the lawn after the sprinklers kick in.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Check Out These Nostrils!

I've got enough room in there to park every bus in the Madison Metro Transit System fleet! And hairy! Don't try to tell me I couldn't line the winter coats of all the kids in China!

Well. That's about enough of that nonsense.

B and I were at the Concert on the Square last night and I snapped this photo as the sun was setting. I could hardly keep my eyes open in the glare. That's right, I'm going to blame the goofy expression on the old excuse that 'the sun was in my eyes.' Why wouldn't that work?

That's a little better.

Not as good as the one I caught of B while we were lying on the blanket, listening to the concert, but this'll do.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Butterflies at Olbrich Garden

Barb and I went to see the butterflies today. Madison's botanical gardens have an enclosed tropical greenhouse where every year at this time they release butterflies to fly free as part of a fund-raiser for the gardens.

The butterflies are shipped to the gardens as chrysalises, hatch in the greenhouse, and live for two to three weeks there.

I can't be sure, but I think this is a Queen butterfly. I took lots of photos of butterflies while we were there, but they look rather drab unless they were sitting in direct sunlight, as this one was.


The side of a semi-trailer parked close by a theater marquee caught my eye.

Forums of Origin is one of those works of public art that I'm sure makes a lot of people roll their eyes as they walk by, but I've always liked it. It's in the plaza next to the Children's Museum at the top of State Street. The supporting structure is a hemisphere of geodesic design with tiny figurines hung throughout.

The sculpture is mounted high enough that passers-by can walk underneat, stand and look up into it to see the details from many angles.