Last summer, friends in Madison introduced me to the American Players Theatre, which performs outdoors in a picturesque setting near Spring Green, Wisconsin, during the warm months of the year. More
An impressionistic view of Madison’s State Street at night, taken from inside a café.
We’re in Madison this weekend, celebrating a friend’s birthday. The weather is beautiful and we’re having a great time.
The view from our hotel room is a soothing, small-town view, with Lake Mendota in the background. . . . Will write more when I can.
Yesterday I drove from Chicago to Minneapolis, where my parents will be moving in July. They live out east now, but, with the move to the Twin Cities, they will be nearer my younger sister and her family. I’m worried about their move–they’re elderly–so I’m here mainly to inform myself about where they’ll be living and to understand whether anything can be done to smooth their transition.
I drove up alone, so there wasn’t a lot of opportunity for photography, but I did stop to make a phone call at a rest area an hour or so above the Dells. Looking around, I happened to see this remarkable barn. If you enlarge the picture, you can see it better. It has a tower which I suppose was used for loading wheat or hay onto or off of wagons.
It was a beautiful drive up through Wisconsin. The fields are turning green, with the crops coming up in healthy, even rows.
Beyond our vision, the fields of the Midwest are waking up. Farmers are getting ready for the growing season.
Time to put those long-laid plans into play. The equipment that has long lain idle will see some use . . .
on lands that have been cultivated for many, many years.
It’s a pleasure to see the dormant fields being tended again, to see the rectangles turn green with a careful geometry of seed imposed.
Every foot of the monotonous but fertile landscape has received careful study, the fields curving around favorite trees and troublesome gullies.
When the farmers’ work is done, there is respite to be found in the nearby forests and peaceful streams.
I imagine these sandbars are a good place to be.