January 29, 2009

How things look right now.

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Terribly somber? This the very heart of the Madison campus, the view from my window — quite cheerful to me.

17 comments:

k*thy said...

Sun's up a little longer, these days. Very good for the spirits.

Patm said...

It looks very happy and orderly to me, too. You have a good eye.

JohnAnnArbor said...

Does your window open? Could you put up one of those little suction-cup bird feeders?

Original Mike said...

Thanks. I was wondering if it was snowing. Need to drive to Monroe tonight.

John said...

The second photo looks like an Andrew Wyeth painting Ann

traditionalguy said...

Orderly is beauty, and with an added attraction of young minds to mold and open at the moment in time they can recieve it. God, I love colleges.

Glen said...

No. It's not somber. There's sunshine in it. You have a good eye but your mind is wandering.

tim maguire said...

Run it in black and white and it will be somber. Shame we ruined that wonderful technique by adding color.

Brian Johnson said...

I trudged up and down that hill for 4 years. It looks just like it did 20 years ago.

It's warm outside today in Orlando, but I really miss that town.

Thanks for sharing.

ricpic said...

Mild divisions of space
The complement parfait
To inner strain and stress
That fill the mental day.

PatCA said...

I grew up with snow and miss it. Life seems eternally on hold in California...like we're waiting for something.

William said...

There is something predatory and clutching about the bare limbs of a tree in winter. The kids move in single file like a platoon in hostile territory. We all live in a different place in a different era at the same time in the same place.

chickenlittle said...

That building (across the mall) is the oldest building on campus.

Greg Toombs said...

If it's a cheerful scene to you why do you mention terribly somber first?

Got some duality going on today?

sykes.1 said...

I am surprised at how disciplined your students are. They stay on the few (one?) path(s) crossing the yard. At Ohio State, the students long ago carved up the Oval with all sorts of shortcuts. The administration caved and paved them.

Original Mike said...

I am surprised at how disciplined your students are.

We are badgers (plus, there are fences).

Dody Jane said...

Nice view... Utopian almost