January 8, 2011

The Capitol at midday, seen from the ice on Lake Mendota.

Meade took this shot:

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Enlarge to appreciate the way the sun glints on the tips of the frozen waves.

11 comments:

Leland said...

OMG Meade took a "shot" at the Wisconsin Capitol building. Alphaliberal apoplectic in 3, 2, 1.... Oh wait, he already went overboard in the previous thread.

And let's keep "shot" from becoming a theme...

chickelit said...

"Frozen wave" is a nice metaphor complimentarity

edutcher said...

Nice view at 100 mph.

PS HD, you're a tad late

Quaestor said...

I like it. Though it might have been even better taken later in the day so that the low sun angle could reveal more of the wavy texture of the ice.

Penny said...

Complementarity, eh?

Nothing like spending an evening with a physicist.

Except for spending an evening with a philosopher.

To make it a really special evening, we can invite poets as our scribes.

chickelit said...

Thanks for the "compliment" Penny. Are you ice fishing for one yourself? :)

I think you might appreciate this: link

wv = "waterses" archaic genitive plural declension of water.

Penny said...

Not this moment, chickelit.

More interested in how you came about your own high self esteem?

Penny said...

Shamefully admitting to being one post behind on Althouse.

"Parenting" feels important to me right now.

chickelit said...

Penny said...More interested in how you came about your own high self esteem?

by feeling more useful IRL.


Self-esteem is the greatest of all flatters.
- La Rochefoucauld

(I have the original in Fwench if you are interested)

Penny said...

Nice, chickelit.

But when you dream?

Would you be more "useful" to a physicist, a philosopher or a poet?

chickelit said...

Would you be more "useful" to a physicist, a philosopher or a poet?

Not sure what you're asking but if the question is "What's My Line," drop me a line. Discretion guaranteed.