chicago thrillist expounds that the driftless region, “…is one of the coolest places in the entire country, not even just WI…” maybe that’s why even though milwaukee is the new portland all the cool milwaukeeans are moving here. and a few musical minnesotans. if you’re into biking, well, we’ve got that too.
driving slowly down a country road overloaded with black locust, a line of clouds appeared and i wondered if maybe things are going to get even trickier.
i was pretty sure a tornado was going to drop out of the line of clouds that stretched as far as the eye could see.
just drove through a line of clouds that i was certain was going to drop a tornado right on top the vehicle.
— Eric C. Snowdeal III (@snowdeal) June 23, 2013
happily, no tornadoes appeared, but it did start dumping down rain which made unloading the wood even more fun!
it’s august which means it’s time for yet another photo of the high-oil sunflowers that are pressed for biodiesel for an organic valley sustainability program. some might recall my photos from last year and a few might even recall the original, popular sunnier side of biodiessel photo from five(?!) years ago.
this year is extra exciting because nestled amongst the sunflowers you can now see the two wind turbines that are part of wisconsin’s first community wind farm that were put up in a partnership between organic valley and gundersen health system.
it’s a little hard to tell, but the sky is actually a bank of fog that had receded a bit off the shore.
amusingly, i just realized that nearly three years ago to the day i shot lake superior in thirds.
i suppose i should continue on with the rest of the great lakes to complete the series.
while they were mucking around catching ( and releasing ) frogs, odin and ella rescued a dragonfly that got its wings wet in the pond at camp.
it happily hung out with them for about 30 mintues while it dried its wings before flying away.
a little magical moment that i doubt they’ll soon forget.