Saturday, January 06, 2007

Outside the Chazen Museum

Mother and Child, although nude, would be warm enough on this fine day.

Penguin Love

Pasted to a store front window on State Street.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

That smell means it's time for a brat

The clock on the corner of State Street Brats telling me I've got just twelve minutes to get back to the square before my lunch hour is over.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Hot Time in the Old Town

While the western states are digging out from under several feet of snow, Madison is enjoying unseasonably warm temperatures and beautifully clear skies.

Just the day to get out to stretch the legs ...

No better destination than a book store ...

Paul's Books stands at the other end of State Street from the square, on the very edge of the UW campus.

There aren't many places like this left. I happily spent as much of my lunch hour as I could before I had to head back to work.

A Warm Welcome

Eight-foot-high stacks of books ... throw rugs across the floor ... a fancy pressed-tin ceiling above ... the cockles of my heart couldn't be gladder.

The room is filled with twists and turns

Ends of book shelves are gloriously festooned with old fly leafs, newspaper clippings, post cards and photos. It's a warm, cozy place.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!

New Year's Eve was a quiet night in for the O-folk, watching movies and eating plenty of party food.

At eleven-thirty I began to fade, so I made the rest of the family gather for a photo. With just fifteen minutes or so left before the appointed hour we all look as though we've had maybe one too many.