Category Archives: Observations

Playing outside Lambeau: Checking out the Titletown district during Winter

As someone who loves to go out and enjoy Wisconsin winters, I like to see what opportunities are available during them. The new Titletown district in Green Bay has the potential to provide Winter Cities opportunities for residents of that … Continue reading

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Early Winter, when the snow is confined to paths…

Well, snow has returned to Wisconsin for another Winter! Of course, I have been eagerly awaiting this… As always, I keep an eye out to see the distinctive ways in which snow transforms a landscape. During early snows, sometimes the … Continue reading

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Looking at Snow on City Buildings in Appleton

Reflections on Increasing Snow Appreciation through Urban Architecture and Design During winter, when I walk around, or ride on the bus, I like to look for snow. I watch to see where snow shows up in urban and suburban landscapes. … Continue reading

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What I watch while walking in winter

Enjoying my time outdoors involves, in part, me becoming part of the moment. There is much to observe, and that directs me to connect with the experience, to be in the moment of snowfall. What are some of the things … Continue reading

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Looking for rhythms and rolls in this late-arriving winter

Well… it has been a while since I last posted. A lot of that has to do with how slow snow was in arriving this year. I did not see any snow accumulation until after Christmas. Yes, I do get … Continue reading

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Walk Across Lake Winnebago, 3: Photos and Reflections from the 2015 walk

Photos and reflections of mine on the fun of a unique event in a Wisconsin public space: “that combination of walkers and bikers, wild nature and community conversation, of so many different contributions from locals in the area, that makes this event special.” Continue reading

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Trying to Capture Beauty of the January 31 Blizzard

Last weekend saw the biggest snowstorm of the season in Milwaukee. As usual, I wanted to get out and enjoy the pleasures that snow can provide while falling! Then, I went out afterwards to see how snow and wind had … Continue reading

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Walking at Night during Winter, part 2: between Darkness and Lights

The darkness is one of the great challenges many face in winter. It can lead to depression and danger. But it also has often been pointed to as a chance for reflection, including a time for spiritual awareness. As with … Continue reading

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Walking at Night during Winter, part 1: Ground Illumination

Winter is my favorite season during which to look at the ground floor at night. With the snow out, there’s a layer of something light, a layer of contrast. I find the snow calming; and it provides contrasts to what … Continue reading

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Striking Contrasts of Snow in Flooded Wetland: Photo Essay

Today presented an unusual treat. Previous snow cover had melted, followed by some big rainstorms, meaning that in the wetland near me, water covered much of the ground. Last night, we got one of the best snows to appreciate afterwards … Continue reading

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