September 1, 2010

Pond shadows.

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Late summer. Early evening.

27 comments:

El Pollo Real said...

Duckweed so thick you could write your name in it with pee. But only if nobody was looking.

Blaine said...

is this a good place to live? whats behind the gate?

Jason (the commenter) said...

El Pollo Real : But only if nobody was looking.

Or only a few people.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Blaine: whats behind the gate?

My guess: the sun or a very bright light. Hence the shadows.

Perhaps this is from Althouse's neighborhood and she lives near an airport landing strip. Or maybe her neighbors have powerful flood lights. Either way, she really needs to clean her pool.

JAL said...

Thoughtful.

David said...

Today's AP Wire:

The U.S. Department of Defense said Wednesday that 36-year-old Staff Sgt. Matthew West was among five soldiers who died when insurgents attacked their unit with explosives in the Arghandab River Valley Monday. All five were based at Fort Carson, Colo. West was assigned to the 71st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group.

The Department of Defense lists West’s hometown as Conover in Vilas County [Wisconsin].

West’s sister, Kristine Willis, told the Traverse City Record-Eagle that her brother was a 1992 graduate of Gaylord High School in Michigan. She said West is survived by his wife and three children.

HKatz said...

That's water you can walk on.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Hkatz: That's water you can walk on.

And drink with a fork!

Sixty Grit said...
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traditionalguy said...

David ...That is horrible news.Another IED blast wiped out another convoy through another valley. The stunned families will need to somehow keep their sanity and go on.

garage mahal said...

I dumped a 6 month old bucket of very dead minnows at the exact spot a few years back. Last year's ice fishing meets spring cleaning. I don't think that's why you walk across it now though.

edutcher said...

Very evocative. The shadows grow, the light fades.

Late summer, indeed.

garage mahal said...

Perhaps this is from Althouse's neighborhood and she lives near an airport landing strip.

Althouse either took a ton of photos at this site once, or she comes back often. i think it's the latter, and pretty nondescript place to visit. Maybe it's the Buddhist temple?

Dead Julius said...

Looks like a SWAMPMONSTER might be lurking in the shadows of that mucky pond. It's a very green mucky pond so it must be a liberal SWAMPMONSTER. Good thing you have Meade there to protect you, Professor.

Jason (the commenter) said...

This is a political message from Althouse to the Democrats:

"Remember this? You were supposed to drain it!"

Ann Althouse said...

It's a bridge in Olbrich Gardens, where I take many of my flower pictures.

And it's an extremely nice place. Free, too.

Lem said...

If they put a little fountain there in the pond that would help clear the water.. or maybe just go straight to chemicals.

Clears it right up.

Lem said...

..where I take many of my flower pictures.

Althouse subtle attack against the MSM.. The blogs are the flowers and the MSM is the murky pond ;)

MaggotAtBroad&Wall said...

I love your photos, not only because I share your love of natural beauty, but also because I try to understand the perspective of the photographer.

This one gives the impression Althouse is standing in the middle of the "pond".

Great pic.

ricpic said...

The shadows grow, the light fades.

Well, can't improve on that. But I can steal.

Shadows light crisscross,
Gut stirring melancholia --
Going, going, gone.

Lem said...

This one gives the impression Althouse is standing in the middle of the "pond".

An imponderable.

Fred4Pres said...

Lee said at the time that he experienced an ‘‘awakening” when he watched former Vice President Al Gore’s environmental documentary ‘‘An Inconvenient Truth.”

An inconvenient truth indeed.

mc said...

I like this.

deborah said...

Yes, the pond growth is sturctural, but is it intentional? Is it yucky or lovely?

deborah said...

It's a superb photograph.

Meade said...

The duckweed at Olbrich is structural and intentional. Google "duckweed" to learn more about its high protein content, how it provides cover for aquatic life, and how it's being used in wastewater treatment facilities.

deborah said...

Thx, Meade, will do.