it occurs to me that i should start a semi-occasional series of scenes while commuting from here to there in the driftless region. STRONG SCENES!
the scenic commute in these parts never gets old.
indeed, the earth is not a cold dead place ( see what i did there? ). seen on my early evening run. had to trespass in a few backyards to get a proper vantage. glad i made the effort 🙂
they say, the average cloud weighs a million pounds. i’m guess this one is above average.
the driftless region has a really interesting geologic history that allowed prehistoric rock formations to remain standing ( read more in “The Driftless Area: Wisconsin’s strange geology”. )
this formation is known simply as “three chimneys”. legend has it that these rocks were a sacred place to the native americans and that indian gods slept on top of the rocks.
enjoying the ever so brief period in the southwest wisconsin running season between -30F wind chills and gnats in eyes, nose and mouth. if memory serves, last year the “spring” gnat season lasted all of spring and summer last year.
the first day of spring was a few days ago and with no snow on the ground for some time, lots of folks just put away shovels for the season. of course, mother nature didn’t get the memo about winter being over.
it could get heavier overnight with 8 inches of total accumulation possible! odin’s betting there’s a good chance for school delay or cancellation 🙂
waaaaay down the hill on the right is louise hemstead, organic valley’s chief operating officer. i can’t believe i missed getting a photo of her jumping on a sled and ripping down the hill. fun time with great people in a lovely setting. i haven’t sledded on a hill this big since I was a kid at my grandparent’s home in jonesboro, maine.